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    Roccheviberti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2013

    Roccheviberti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2013

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    $143.00
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    $143.00

    Roccheviberti's Cru Rocche di Castiglione comes from one of the smallest vineyards in Barolo, measuring just about 5 acres. This wine is made from 30-year-old vines planted at 1000 feet with a southern exposure. The juice is fermented in steel, aged in French oak barrels for 2-3 years, then another year in the bottle. Though 2013 is a bit young, you can decant this Barolo and serve it with your next stew, game, or roast. Only 600 cases made. Stitched with cherry, currant and rose aromas and flavors, picking up licorice, tar and iron accents as this unfolds on the palate. This is held together by a firm, finely detailed structure, fading gracefully, with a superb and long finish.

    Region

    Arguably the greatest wine region in Italy, Piemonte provides a heady confluence of wine, food and scenery that many other regions can only aspire too. Picture autumn, deep in white truffle season, the still snow-capped mountains frame the rolling hills dotted with quaint township slowly appearing out of the regions famous ‘Nebbia’, the fog after which the regions most famous grape variety is named. We speak of course of Nebbiolo, which reaches its apex in the stellar Piemonte regions of Barolo and Barbaresco and provides great value elsewhere across the great Langhe. From the floral, frizzante Moscato d’Asti through to stunning savoury wines of Gavi, Roero Arneis and Favorita (the local term for Vermentino), the white varieties are covered admirably. Barbera and Dolcetto compete with Nebbiolo for attention the reds and provide superb drinking and lesser known varieties such as Freisa and the ethereal Pelaverga can be stunning in the right hands. But Barolo and Barbaresco rule the roost, with superbly perfumed red wines that cellar for decades. Top producers to look for include Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Guiseppe Mascarello, Guiseppe Rinaldi, Vietti, Bruno Giacosa, Massolino, G.B. Burlotto, Vajra, and Paolo Scavino. Local Knowledge: When choosing Barolos, producer is key but our pick of the top six Barolo vineyards are: Brunate, Cerequio, Rocche di Castiglione, Monprivato, Rocche dell’Annunziata and Vigna Rionda, closely followed by Francia and Villero.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      10+ Years
    • Varieties

      Nebbiolo
    • Vintage

      2013
    • Alcohol Content

      14.5%
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Sale price
    $143.00
    Regular price
    $143.00
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    $143.00 per bottle