Variety Nebbiolo - Piémont - Red wine- 75 cl bottle - Barolo DOCG - Serve at 17 °C
Ancient art. Barolo Le Vigne represents our interpretation of the tradition of the Langhe and Barolo: that of the ancient and skillful art of blending Nebbiolo from several vineyards. We have taken up this historical custom working only with indigenous yeasts and keeping the grapes separate until the final assembly and blending, instead of mixing them during the fermentation phase.
A perfect diagonal. We meticulously chose four vineyards to highlight the characteristics of the Barolo area. The vineyards of Baudana in Serralunga d'Alba, Villero in Castiglione Falletto, Vignane in Barolo and Merli in Novello draw a perfect diagonal through the area, each of which includes different terrains: light and sandy, more compact and deep, at various altitudes and exposures.
Every year a new discovery. Harvested, vinified and aged separately, the final blend of each vintage combines the constituent parts to best express the particular character of each vineyard and enhance the uniqueness of each year.
In every vintage it is a wine that can age effortlessly. Typically, it gives its greatest expression after years of patience. We know that only with slow and silent evolution does Nebbiolo reveal its best character. Thus, our Barolo Le Vigne is part of the "sibi et paucis" project.
Vineyards in the villages of: Serralunga d'Alba: Baudana Castiglione Falletto: Villero Barolo: Vignane
Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts - Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks
Malolactioc fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels of 500 liters
Aged in bottle for 18 months before release
First vintage: 1990
The 2013 vintage shows itself through the extensive range of floral scents that majestically rise from the wine glass: the rose, the lavender, the violet and the peony. There are also balsamic notes with spice leaves, wood and tea.
Le Vigne Barolo is more relaxed and articulate compared to its brother ALESTE. It is a joy on the palate, filling and satisfying. It has good structure, balanced and persistent tannins. For this wine, time is simply an ally. At the moment, it is still closed in on itself, constrained by its youth and requiring much patience. And it is indeed with patience and many twirls of the glass that the palate, like a fan, opens to reveal the intensity of dark fruit, tobacco, eucalyptus and mint.
At the moment it is definitely more direct and generous in comparison to the evolution of ALESTE, and will require another 6-8 years of patience. The finish is long and lingering, with ripe and round tannins typical of this vintage. It is its regal complexity that makes this wine so difficult to resist.