Barolo DOCG Riserva Vintage 2012

Wine

Barolo has been defined more times the king of the wines; noble and generous known in Italy and to the foreign countries for his austerity, wealth of tastes and of aromas.

Produced south-west of Alba, in a region with rolling hills, which are steeper in some areas, Barolo is a wine with singular and precious characteristics that are determined by the complex geological profile of the area.

Today Barolo is the most esteemed Italian denomination, and the two castles of the Marchese of Barolo and Count Cavour, where it was created, are important oenological centers.

Tasting Notes

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: garnet red with orange reflections with ageing

Scent in perfume: intense, exceptionally complex, with notes of violets and vanilla

Flavour: dry, full-bodied and well balanced

Best served at: 18-20° C. – 65-68° F.

Food matches: first dishes, red meats, cheese, game

Vinification: traditional

Fining: long maceration on the skins, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Ageing 2 years in Slavonian oak barrels

Size / Format: 0,75 l and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 10-15 years after harvest

Reviews

I Vini di Veronelli 2020 3 stelle

Guide I Vini di Veronelli

Score 3 stelle

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2011

Barolo DOCG Riserva 2011

I Demarie coltivano le proprie uve sui soleggiati pendii del Roero attraverso metodi compatibili con la salvaguardia dell’ambiente. I vigneti si trovano nei comuni di Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo e Guarene, impiantati prevalentemente con Nebbiolo, Barbera ed Arneis.

La nuova cantina, inaugurata nel 2013, è stata costruita seguendo i più moderni criteri di ecocompatibilità.

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Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge 2019 Medaglia d'oro - 92 punti

Guide Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge

Score Medaglia d'oro - 92 punti

Publish Year 2019

Barolo DOCG Riserva 2012

We presented two wines at Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge, known in more than 25 countries in the world, and we are proud to communicate that both wines have been awarded.

Excellent result that rewards our work!

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Falstaff 2019 91/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 91/100

Publish Year 2019

Vintage 2012

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2019 and has been awarded 91/100 for the wine Barolo Docg Riserva 2012

The WineHunter 2018 Punteggio 88,00-89,99/100

Guide The WineHunter

Score Punteggio 88,00-89,99/100

Publish Year 2018

Vintage 2011

We are proud to communicate that our wine has been awarded at International Competition Mundus Vini and The WineHunter Award:

Barolo DOCG Riserva 2011

A good result that reward our work!

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Falstaff 2018 92/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 92/100

Publish Year 2018

Vintage 2011

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco” tasting 2018 and has been awarded 92/100 for the wine Barolo Docg Riserva 2011

Past vintages

Vine

Nebbiolo is the oldest indigenous red-grape vine of Piedmont and one of the noblest and most prestigious in Italy.

Its name derives from ‘nebbia’, the Italian word for mist or fog: some say this is owing to the ‘misty’ look of its grapes, with their velvety covering, and others that it is because the late-ripening grape is often harvested during early autumn fogs.

Known also as ‘Queen of red grapes’ it is a finicky vine, requiring elaborate care and attention in order to thrive.

It is precisely for this reason that it has known both heydays and moments of utter abandon in the past, although local producers have remained faithful to it through thick and thin, continuing to make the great wines it is capable of producing.

Nebbiolo is a demanding vine, needing exactly the right soil type, a south-facing hillside, pruning and training.

calcareous tufa-based soil is ideal for this vine that buds early – towards the middle of April – and ripens later than most other varieties, around the middle of October.

It suffers sudden changes in temperature but oscillations between day and night temperatures are an advantage during the grape ripening phase.

For a correct formation of tannins in the grape skins, south or south-west facing hillsides are required, where spring frosts rarely occur.

The Nebbiolo vine produces strong powerful wines, rich in alcohol, that express their characteristics after a period of ageing.

From the cultivation of Nebbiolo, Piedmont produces some of its greatest red wines, the pride of the Region.

Vineyard & Vintage Features

Barolo DOCG Riserva 2012

Vineyard

Production area: comune di La Morra

Farming: modified guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 78 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 5.400 liters

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 15%

Sugar rate: < 4,00 g/l

Total SO2: 119 mg/l

Total Acidity: 5,98 g/l