Mauro Veglio, Rocche dell’Annunziata 2010 Barolo
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vinification: maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for about 12 days before the grapes are pressed and alcoholic fermentation is concluded in stainless steel (about 20 days), where malolactic fermentation also takes place at a controlled temperature. Towards December, the wine is transferred to small barrels of oak, 50% of which are new and 50% used, where it remains to age for 24 months. After decanting in stainless steel, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
Colour: intense ruby red with subtle garnet hues
Aroma: penetrating, captivating, and highly aromatic with classic notes of red fruit and hints of freshly cut flowers, hay, and sweet spices
Flavour: austere and noble, with great vigour, fullness, savoriness, and minerality. The excellent terroir and particular microclimate create a unique complexity.
Serving temperature: 16°-18°C. It is particularly enjoyable to savour its initial freshness and then appreciate the evolution of its aromas as the wine slowly warms in the glass.
Jancis Robinson: 17.5+
“La Morra. Surprisingly youthful, deep ruby. Minty and a little bit closed on the nose. Very closed on the palate too, but with an impressive, near-perfect balance. Very locked-up muscular finish.”