Sottocastello of Novello
Clem langhe riesling caviola white wine
Barolo DOCG

Sottocastello di novello

Sottocastello di Novello – first vintage 2006 – represents for me the crowning achievement of a path that has led me over the years to confront the most important Langa grape varieties. Nebbiolo, in its highest expression in Barolo, is a challenge and a goal for every major producer in Alba and has become a reality after our recent acquisition of a vineyard in Novello. The relative, young age of the vines and the gradual discovery of a cru with great potential, albeit not celebrated on a par with others in the district, hint at exciting future developments, already anticipated by the excellent reception of the first vintage produced.

barolo sottocastello di novello riserva

In the vineyard

Appellation Barolo DOCG
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vineyard Sottocastello of Novello
Extent and municipality 1.89 hectares, Novello
Soil Clayey-sandy, poorly evolved, moderately calcareous and with alkaline pH
Average age of vines 20 years old
Exposure and average altitude South; southeast; 450 meters
Density 5,000 vines/hectare
Yield per hectare 50 quintals
Training system Guyot
Harvest time I/II decade of October
Fertilizers Humus, compost, goat manure
Pesticides Copper and sulfur
Weeding Mechanical
Certification BIO

In the cellar

Fermentation 15-20 days in temperature-controlled concrete tanks with a percentage of whole grapes
Maceration 15-30 days submerged cap
Ageing 24 months in large barrels + 12 months in unglazed concrete tanks
Filtration Filtration is not used
Bottles per year About 6,000

Organoleptic description

This Barolo presents itself to the eye with a rather deep ruby red color and an orange reflection on the rim. The nose expresses balsamic and spicy characters, with distinct hints of underbrush, mentholated and ethereal hints, and memories of chocolate and tobacco. In the mouth it is very elegant and silky, underpinned by a rich structure and dense matter that persists in the long harmonious finish.

Suggested serving temperature: 14-15° C


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