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.
In the vineyard
Harvest time I/II decade of October
In the cellar
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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