Barolo Via Nuova Bio Price € 71.20
Via Nuova was the name of a small vineyard located near the town of Barolo. Its name came from its proximity to the road (new, in the last century) that connected Barolo to Novello. All that remains of that road today is a path in the middle of the vineyards, which can be covered on foot. For years it was vinified in purity until the Municipality of Barolo, reorganizing the Additional Geographical Mentions (which came into force in 2010) decided to incorporate it into a larger sub-area, marked by the name Terlo. With the suppression of this very small Cru, in homage to the tradition of the assemblage, we started to vinify the Barolo Via Nuova with the grapes of Terlo and Liste, from the Municipality of Barolo; Gabutti and Baudana from the Municipality of Serralunga d'Alba; Ravera from Monforte and Mosconi from the Municipality of Monforte d'Alba.
Sensory features: The Barolo Via Nuova is a blend of six sites - Liste, Terlo, Ravera di Monforte, Mosconi, Gabutti and Baudana - all of which are bottled as vineyard designates by other growers. The Via Nuova is a wine which possesses wonderful purity and precision, as begins to releases alluring aromas of ripe strawberries, raspberries and cherries all coming together with floral, sweet spices, and minerals all taking shape. On the palate this continues to impress as it demonstrates remarkable focus with outstanding overall balance and finesse, before delivering a burst of bright red fruits heading into the silky finish.
Grape Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo (clones of Michet and Lampia)
Vineyard: Mosconi, Monforte d’Alba (from a single vineyard of a newly acquired property in Monforte d’Alba)
Vine Age: 50 years
Altitude: 340 meters above sea level
Soil: Calcareous soils from the Tertiary Period – Miocene.
Harvest: mid October
Yield per acre: 450 kg/ha
Fermentation: Vinification takes place in steel tanks under temperature control with frequent pumping over and punch down
Aging: Aged in lightly toasted 30% new French oak for 24 months and one year further in the bottle prior to release
Best served: game, braised meat, medium-long matured cheeses and other hearty meat dishes
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle size: 750ml