BAROLO DOCG ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA

GRAPE

Nebbiolo 100%

 

VINIFICATION

First fermentation:

indigenous yeasts, 11 days of alcoholic fermentation in concrete (3-4 pump-overs per day) + 7 days of skin post-fermentative maceration (1-2 pump-over a day)

Malo-lactic fermentation:

spontaneous in oak

Aging:

23 months in 52 Hl casks (Slavonian Oak, Garbellotto)

Bottling date:

July 2018

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol volume: 14,17 % vol.
Total acidity: 5,78 gr./lt.
Total dry extract: 28,7 gr./lt.
Ph: 3,58
Total SO2:73 mgr./lt.

 

NOTES

Thanks to the increase in vines at our disposal, in 2014 we were able to age the wine in a 20 Hl barrel. The result is a typical Barolo from Rocche dell’Annunziata, characterized by purity and a silky elegance, not lavish at all, rather noble and subtle. Cherry, rose and strawberry are the footprint
of the site, together with an extreme drinkability. Great to be consumed now or within the next 25 years.
Drink 2018-2040

 

2014 SEASON

2014 has been an extremely difficult vintage, but, unlike 2002, characterized by a really good “season finale”. During bud-breaking, night caterpillars (“noctuelles”) ate 10% (Rocche dell’Annunziata) to 30% (Berri) of buds, thus dropping the crop by 30%. Then we faced a terrible summer, the most rainy season experienced in the last 20 years – especially from May to July – with multiple attacks of downy mildew. This condition didn’t help vines to keep growing and to increase sugar levels within the fruit: early grapes like dolcetto and especially barbera were hugely affected. Nebbiolo grapes followed a different path. After August, weather became “reasonable” again and we could face a good harvest.
The good dry weather in September allowed us to prolong the harvest, thus finding an excellent tannic ripeness for our nebbiolo grapes.
However, due to lack of summer warmth, alcohol levels are particularly low, if compared to recent vintages.

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The 2014 Vintage

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July 2014: Analysis of Rainfall and Humidity

The graphs show that July 2014 was, from a meteorological point of view, the most challenging of the past decade – worse indeed than the accursed vintage of 2002.

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