A new Barbaresco signed Ca’ del Baio sees the light of day with the 2018 vintage: the Vallegrande Riserva Viti Vecchie is the ultimate synthesis of the Grasso family’s vitivinicultural expressiveness. From the oldest vineyards surrounding the winery comes a Barbaresco with a dense tannic matrix, deep and rich. A patriotic wine that best expresses what the town of Treiso has to offer.
Denomination: Barbaresco Docg
Production area: Municipality of Treiso
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Planting of vineyards: from 1963 to 2000
Type of soil: grey calcareous-sandy marl
Harvest: towards the beginning of October
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The crushing of the grapes, hand-picked and selected in a few micro-areas of CRU Vallegrande, produces the must that ferments, with temperature-controlled maceration, in wooden vats. In the lively phase of fermentation, two punching-downs per day allow for the proper extraction of colours and aromas from the skins. Then, the submerged cap maceration continues for a long time, for about 60 days. After racking, the wine matures for 30 months in big oak casks and, finally, it matures in the bottle for 12 months before release.
Garnet-red colour; intense, festive bouquet, with enveloping notes of sanguinella orange, violets, blackberries, rhubarb and incense; dry, velvety and harmonious flavour, it closes with a warm and appropriately tannic finish.
It goes well with roast or terrine meats, with mature or “fondue” cheeses, and with meat and vegetable soups.
Serving temperature: 18°C
Soft and elegant already 3 years after harvesting, it continues to grow up to 10-15 years. We recommend storing the bottle lying down, in the dark and at a constant temperature.