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Sordo Giovanni - Barolo Riserva Parussi 2008

Item No.: SordoRiservaBParussi2008
Sordo Giovanni

This delightful vineyard is embraced by a gently sloping natural amphitheatre on the hillside which, from Castiglione Falletto, descends towards the road leading to Alba.
The excellent exposure known as ‘’Sorito della Sera’’ gives these vines many hours of sunshine, allowing the grapes to grow and ripen perfectly.

A magnificent colour of fairly intense garnet red. A wine that is perfectly brilliant, dense, and generous in its formation of tears and “church windows”.

Its fragrances are evolved, very pervasive and lingering. Sensations recalling mint, sage and sweet spices.

On the l palate this wine expresses all of its elegance, fullness and harmony, while its generous alcohol content makes it warm and austere. Pronounced yet sweetish tannins, together with a fine balance of acidity and richness of flavour, confirm that this is a wine destined for many years of ageing. A prestigious wine that will regale those who appreciate its qualities with sensations and recollections they will not easily forget.

Vineyard: Castiglione Falletto Grape

Variety 100% Nebbiolo

Exposure : West, South-West Altitude (a.s.l.) 270-290 m Soil A beautiful vine-covered hollow formed by medium textured soil, l oose on the surface and tending towards limestone. At a little over a metre in depth, there are hard layers of whitish grey and bluish marl, hard and compact, from the Langhian Stage of the Miocene Epoch

Training system Upwards-trained vertical-trellised with traditional Guyot pruning

Age of the vineyard (years) 15 Plant density 4,000 plants Cropping level per hectare 68/72 ql grapes

Production:  Crushing/destemming, long submerged-cap maceration 4-6 weeks (based on the vintage) Vinification In stainless steel temperature controlled vats Maturation 6 months in stainless steel vats Ageing 24/48 months in large Slavonian oak barrels Bottle ageing Up to 5 years

Alcohol by volume 14% Vol Acidity 5.4 g/l Sugars (Reducers) 0.3-0.5 g/l

Characteristics wine with good brightness of colour and captivating shades that endure over time. An intense bouquet, rich and lingering with hints of scented wood, mint and sensations of ripe fruit. With time, estery sensations develop with hints recalling resin and sweet spices.Full flavour, well-structured, marked acidity and tannic weave which evolve and balance out as years go by. A wine that generally tends to be ageworthy Serving temperature 18°-20°C Recommended pairing Excellent with roasts, game

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