The estate has 9 hectares of vineyards in the zone of La Morra, with an annual production of about 50,000 bottles. It's notable that in 1987 they took the decision to move to ageing in small barrels of French oak. Farming is carried out meticulously without chemicals or pesticides.
The Arborina bottling is composed of fruit from a vineyard of clayey-sandy soils with south east exposition.
Initially a maceration of 5-7 days in temperature-controlled rotary fermenters at 25-30°C. After the drawing off, juice is decanted into stainless steel tanks where it remains until the end of sugar and malolactic fermentations.
Ageing takes place in small French oak barrels, 35% of them new and 65% used, where the wine remains for 24 months. Blending follows in steel tanks for 6 months, after which it is bottled and left to mature for about a year before being placed on the market.
The 2008 Barolo Arborina shows depth and richness with pleasing integration of the French oak. Layers of red cherry, flowers, mint, mocha, earth and spices unfold in the glass. This finessed medium bodied wine impresses for its energy and length with smoke, mushroom and tar lingering on the palette.
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Suitable for Vegans/Vegetarians.