CODE: 6615

Barbaresco Docg

Region

Barbaresco, Langhe (Piemonte)

Grape variety

Nebbiolo

Uomo

Danilo Quazzolo

Winery

Quazzolo

Grape Variety
Usually cultivated in an area of ​​Piedmont and in some places at the foot of the Alps. Nebbiolo wines always have a ruby ​​color with garnet reflections, which turn into more orange tones after aging. These wines show fresh fruity notes in their youth; while over the years they often develope elegant notes of dried flowers, sometimes undergrowth. It can develop spicy, tobacco and goudron tertiary hints. Wines of constant good structure, whose tannins generally take many years to soften.
Terroir
The term Langhe derives from an ancient Celtic word that expressed the concept of “stretchs of land”. In this region hills are often flanked in parallel and steep. The soils have sedimentary and marine origin, mainly calcareous. These, however, vary considerably a short distance away, sometimes including bluish tuff, other times veins of clay, or banks of sand and fossils. The climate is strongly influenced by the protection of the Alps and by the mild currents of the nearby Ligurian Sea. The presence of considerable altimetries, valleys and sun exposures generate a kaleidoscope of micro-climatic situations. The combination of different terrains and environments makes clear, as in few parts of the world, the importance of distinguishing wines through geographical sub-area mentions. The vineyards of the Quazzolo winery are in the Ovello sub-area (even if not claimed on the label), characterized by a cool micro-climate, due to the northern breezes.
Uomo
Danilo’s grandfather began the cultivation of the vineyard immediately after the war. Danilo brings into the modern management of the company all the love and respect for that activity undertaken by his grandfather in very difficult times, where people still lived on these hills conditioned by poverty. No herbicides are used in the vineyard and natural fertilizers are used. The management of the foliar apparatus takes place based on the climatic trend of the summer. To have a better wine, some bunches are sacrificed with thinning. Danilo Quazzolo chooses a longer refinement than that required by the specification to “tame” the exuberance of his wines.
Vinification and finishing
Simultaneous vinification of the grapes in order to standardize the distinctive features of the different vineyards and different exposures. Traditional “red” vinification in concrete tanks, chosen for their ability to keep the temperature almost constant between 24 ° C and 26 ° C. Maceration for about 15 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. Aging takes place in large oak barrels for at least two years, followed by further refinement in the bottle.
Tasting notes
Garnet red wine, not very intense but bright. The nose shows an elegant and delicate bouquet of red fruits and dried flowers, followed by balsamic notes of licorice and finally notes of leather. In the mouth it shows a full taste of red fruits and a pleasant freshness. Very harmonious wine, where fruity sensations, acidity, structure and tannins are perfectly balanced. Persistent taste.
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