Luca Bosio Barbaresco D.O.C.G 2018
This Barbaresco is garnet-red in color, with floral aromas typical of the grape when young, together with chocolate, toast, and spicy notes from its time in oak. It has great structure and big tannins but, thanks to the amount of aging, the wine is smooth and its structure matches perfectly with its intense aromas and flavors.
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Neive and Trieso Villages, at 200-to-300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on Southern and Southwest facings in calcareous clay soils. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period of contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aromas. Skin maceration takes place over 15 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 24 months in French barriques and Slavonian oak casks, followed by six months in bottles before shipping.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to red meats and various Italian cheeses.
Producer: Luca Bosio Vineyards
Wine Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Total Acidity: 5.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.0 G/L
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