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Antica Cascina dei Conti Di Roero - Roero Riserva - 2018

Item No.: AnticaCascinacontidiRoero- RoeroRiserva2018


Vigna Sant’Anna is the greatest vineyard of Antica Cascina dei Conti di Roero: one hectare of Nebbiolo planted in the Sixties by grandfather, Giovanni Porello. This is where Roero Vigna Sant’ Anna is born. They have kept it exactly the way it was: steep, with narrow spaces between the rows. Everything is done exclusively by hand, even cutting the grass by hand, and they have chosen to tend the vineyard and make the wines the way grandpa Giovanni did on a hill of 350 metres above sea level, in sandy lime soil, typical of the Roero district, exposed due south. The grape yields are very low. They manage to harvest about 6.0 tonnes, which correspond to about 4000 bottles.

Colour: ruby red with garnet highlights that evolve with age

Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

Location: Monteu Roero

Profile : south exposure,   Altitude (above sea level) 350 metres Soil: sandy with an alkaline pH

Vine training system: Espalier-Guyot

Age of the vineyard: 65 years

Harvest: the grapes are harvested by hand into 20-kg crates. Early October

Vinification: fermentation with very long maceration on skins (40 days), with submerged cap and with no added yeast

Ageing: 24 months in wooden barrels with a capacity of 30 hectolitres. The wine is not filtered before bottling.

Smell/taste  ; intense, ethereal scent of ripe fruit with notes of rose and blackberry, enriched with vanilla, cocoa and spices; elegant, genteel, fruity and mineral, with crisp tannins that predict excellent longevity.

Serving temperature: 16-18 C

Alcoholpercentage: 14,5 procent 

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