Raineri Barolo Monserra

Raineri Barolo Monserra

  • Denomination: DOCG
  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
  • Vineyard in: Perno of Monforte and Serralunga d’Alba
  • Single Vineyard: Santo Stefano di Perno (Monforte); San Bernardo (Serralunga)
  • Average production: 4000 bottles; 350 cases
  • Grape yield per hectare: 5 tons
  • Exposure and altitude: south-west, 1150 feet a.s.l.
  • Type of soil: sand and marls of clay, limestone
  • Age of vineyard and growing system: 40 year old, guyot

Farming

  • Sustainable, with grass kept short, copper and sulfur.
  • At least two green harvests between July and August, followed by manual selection at picking time.
  • Grapes harvested by hand in mid-October in 20kg crates.

Vinification & Aging

  • Clusters are crushed and destemmed in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration last about three weeks at controlled temperature (30°-31°C; 86°-88°F) in vertical stainless steel vat.
  • About two months of malolactic fermentation followed by 24 months aging in French oak (30% new). No filtration, no fining.

Sensory characteristics

  • Color: garnet-red
  • Nose: violet, dried rose, balsamic, mushrooms, mature fruits, tobacco
  • Palate: dry, very deep and lasting, beefy tannins, full-bodied, well balanced
  • Serving temperature: 16°-17°C; 61°-63°F
  • Aging potential: 5-20 years
  • Pairing: pasta with rich sauce, steak, braised meat, lamb and game, hard cheese, dark chocolate
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