This is the first Barolo cru from Amalia Cascina in Langa, produced with a selection of grapes from the prestigious Le Coste vineyard in Monforte d’Alba.
Name Barolo DOCG
Town Monforte d’Alba
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard size 1 ha in the area of Le Coste in Monforte
Vineyards Le Coste in Monforte d’Alba, east/southeast exposure, average altitude of 400m above sea level on the last hills of Barolo before Serralunga. The type of soil is marne di Sant’Agata fossili sabbiose of the Tortonian ages.
Year of planting 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 immediately. After crushing and destemming the grapes, the fermentation starts with daily pumping over until the end of the fermentation for about 20 days. After racking the must, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.After that, the wine ages in barrique for about 12 months and aftewards in French oak barrels (26 HL) for about other 20 months. At the end of this process it is bottled and left to age in the bottle.