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Bel Colle Barbaresco Roncaglie D.O.C.G. 2011


Garnet red in color with orange tinges, this Nebbiolo shows fruit and flower aromas and spicy notes from its aging in oak casks. It has a dry, full flavor that is robust, but smooth and velvety.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in the towns of Treiso in the Roncaglie, one of the best area for Barbaresco production. Harvest is in the middle of October, then fermentation and maceration follows in steel vats at the temperature of 77-79°F for 15 to 20 days. During the fermentation process, multiple rounds of pumping over the skin occur to extract color, tannins and aromas from the grapes. After fermentations, there is drawing off before the wine is decanted and separated from the lees and pomace. Malolactic fermentation occurs and then the wine is aged for two years in French oak barrel of 1320 gallons. After aging, the wine is bottled in May, where it stays for six months further aging in a dark underground cellar.

Serving Hints
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats, braised beef and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses.

REGION: Piedmont
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo
ACIDITY: 5.0 g/l
pH: 3.65
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2007: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 28, 2013
2006: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 15, 2009
2005: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 15, 2009
2004: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 15, 2009

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