Barolo Badarina Riserva comes from Vigna Regnola, the Badarina side historically planted with Nebbiolo grapes given an excellent exposure and an extremely suitable terrain. The concentration of the grapes of this plot allows to produce a Badarina of greater structure and power, which follows the vinification of the grapes of the same mention but is proposed after longer refinements, in cask and in the bottle. It is produced only in the best vintages and the production level is low.
Food pairing: rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyard: Vigna Regnola located in the municipality of Serralunga d’Alba, MGA Badarina.
Altitude: 450 m.a.s.l.
Soil: white marls with rich limestone, good presence of clays and layers of sandstone (sand cemented with limestone). Soil composition: Formazione di Lequio, circa 15 million years old.
Harvest: grapes are harvested in plastic crates by hands between the beginning and mid-October.
Clusters are selected before the harvest. Vigna Regnola is vinified on its own. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks. Long skin contact macerations that last 25-35 days and submerged cap management are also carried out. Malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel and concrete tanks.
Ageing in big Slavonian oak barrels and French oak tonneaux for 24-30 months. The wine is then aged in bottle before being released onto the market. Formats available: bottle (0.75L), magnum (1.5L).