Bricco Ambrogio is a Barolo of great elegance. The vineyard has a perfect exposure to the sun and a hot microclimate where Nebbiolo clusters are always picked earlier and can differentiate themselves in the rainier and cooler vintages. This Barolo shows warm and open perfumes, tending to ripe fruits and spices notes. The palate captures the attention for the structure that lean on silky and enjoyable tannins.
Food pairing: rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%.
Vineyard: located in the municipality of Roddi, MGA Bricco Ambrogio.
Altitude: 250 m.a.s.l.
Soil: very steep with grey-blue marls arranged in homogeneous layers, clay in medium quantity, good presence of limestone, rare presence of sand. Soil composition: Marne di Sant’Agata Fossili.
Harvest: grapes are harvested by hand in plastic crates between the end of September and mid-October.
In the months before the harvest, clusters are selected carefully and are harvested when the phenolic ripeness is at its best. This wine goes through the single-vineyard vinification, temperature-controlled fermentation with a long skin contact maceration that lasts 20-30 days, sometimes with submerged cap. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wine ages in big Slavonian oak barrels and French oak tonneaux for 24-30 months. Bottling is carried out in the summer and the wine is also aged in bottle before being released. Formats available: bottle (75cl), magnum (1.5L), jeroboam (3L).