The finest expression of Nebbiolo grapes is Barolo, a traditional wine which perfectly represents Italy’s winemaking heritage in the world.
Amalia’s Barolo is the product of a mostly sandy soil that gives it a distinct character which unites this wine’s typical austere nature with the aromas and elegance that only a bottle of great class can express.
Name Barolo DOCG
Town Monforte d’Alba
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard size 1ha in the Le Coste cru in Monforte, 1ha in the Bussia Vigneto Fantini cru.
Vineyards Le Coste in Monforte has an east/southeast exposure, an average altitude of 450m above sea level and is situated on the last hills of Barolo towards Serralunga. The type of soil is marne di Sant’Agata fossili sabbiose of the Tortonian ages. Fantini is in the area of Bussia with a west/southwest exposure and sits at an average altitude of 450m above sea level. The type of soil is arenarie di Diano of the Tortonian ages. Despite the makeup of the soil, the wines have a nice acidity thanks to the high altitude of the vineyards and, above all, the constant breeze.
Year of planting Fantini vineyard year 2007 – Le Coste vineyard year 1982
Vine training Guyot
Vineyard density 5,000 rootstocks/ha
Yield 6000 kg/ha
Winemaking method The grapes are harvested by hand to be made into wine right away. After destemming and crushing the grapes, the alcoholic fermentation starts. The maceration lasts for about 20 days, with pumping overs. Before going in wooden barrels, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine then ages for thirty months in French oak barrel of 500 litres. Bottling and refinement in the bottle follows before marketing.