The 2016 Barolo DOCG Castelletto – Fortemasso is produced in the Castelletto region, the best known of the Barolo producing regions.
To begin with, the vines have an east and south exposure, on sloping land with sandy and limestone soil. This is why the vines are considered exceptional.
First, the grapes are picked by hand in small boxes (20 kg maximum). They are then immediately pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control.
Once the alcoholic fermentation starts, the daily pumping over begins in order to extract the maximum of aromas and colors from the skin of the grape.
Following this, the fermentation ends after 8 to 10 days. Finally, submerged maceration will help stabilize the color of the wine. As maceration begins (25-30 days), malolactic fermentation occurs, thus stabilizing the wine microbiologically.
Finally, it is in December that the period of aging in oak barrels begins and this for about 30 months. The wine is then bottled and refined for 8 to 10 months to give birth to the great Barolo.
Thus, the color is bright and brilliant ruby red.
The nose is thus ample with delicate notes of violet, spices and liquorice.
This Barolo DOCG Castelletto 2016 is harmonious, round and slightly dry with great length on the finish.
This wine has an aging potential of more than 20 years.
You will receive this exceptional Barolo in an individual wooden case.