BAROLO FOSSATI 2011
Origin: La Morra. Exposure E/S-E. Altitude ranging between 370 and 420 m. Silty clay soil, subalkaline, with very little organic matter. 30% of vines 60 years old, 70% of vines 15 y.o. Clones of Nebbiolo: CVT CN 142; CVT 230, 36, 111.
Maturation: Matured for 1 year in barriques then racked into a large oak vat, ranging between 1.5K and 4.5K, for the second year and then to concrete vat for a further 8 months.
Tasting notes: intense and youthful bouquet of dark fruit, with underlying floral notes, pungent spice and iodine. Juicy, with racy tannins that make it weighty on the palate and confer a fine and long aftertaste. The clay, silty soil with little organic matter gives the backbone while the old vines are responsibile for the ethereal aromas.
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