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Bel Colle Barolo DOCG Riserva 2012


This Barolo is garnet-red in color, with fine aromas of chocolate, toast and spice from its aging in wood. It has great structure and big tannins.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Verduno region (Boscatto and Monvigliero), at 300-to-350 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on a Southwest-and Southern-facing, in calcerous clay soil, at a density of about 5,000 plants per acre. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place over 15 days, assuring good color and body.

Serving Hints
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to red meats, and an array of Italian cheeses, pastas and risotto.

Producer: Bel Colle
Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2 G/L
Total Acidity: 5.0 G/L
pH: 3.5

Press Highlights

2013: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2022
2012: 92 Pts - James Suckling, July 2022

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