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Barbaresco DOCG ‘San Cristoforo’

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Tasting Notes

Sustainably-grown, 100% Nebbiolo sourced from a single vineyard, San Cristoforo located on a hilltop, a sub- zone which defines a special cru. The vineyard enjoys 360° sun exposure as is typical of hilltops in Piemonte (called Bricchi in the local dialect). Aged in large 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels for 16-18 months.

Barbaresco ‘San Cristoforo’ is intense ruby red with garnet reflections. It reveals aromas of flowers such as rose and violet, with balsamic and mineral notes. Fresh on the palate with velvety tannins and an elegant style. Excellent with game, braised beef, hearty meat dishes, ravioli del plin or dishes served with white truffles from Alba.

2014 rated 90 WE

2015 rated 92 JS

2016 rated 91 JS

Winery

Pietro Rinaldi

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Nebbiolo

Location of Vineyards

Single-Vineyard San Cristoforo (Neive)

Orientation

On a hilltop that enjoys 360 degree sun exposure

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable farming

Vinification

Harvest taked place roughly during the first half of October. Pressing, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats between 26-28°C for about 10-12 days, until fermentation is completed. After several racking and once malolactic is completed, the wine is transferred into oak barrels for ageing.

Aging

Aged in large 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels for 16-18 months.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Total Production

6,000 bottles

Oenologist

Beppe Caviola