Barolo Bric Cenciurio 2013

Great body and soft tannins with intense and open aromas award this Barolo of full-body and great elegance, complex and fragrant, you can drink it young but it also has a great attitude to age
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WineryBric Cenciurio
TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneLanghe
Appellation or VineBarolo D.O.C.G.
Composition100% Nebbiolo (Michet, Lampia, Rosè)
Alcoholic Content13.5
Bottle typeBorgognona
Content (cl)75
Glass typeBordeaux Grand Cru
This great red wine comes from a careful selection of Nebbiolo grapes of the Michet , Lampia and Rosé sub-varieties. The vineyards are located in the municipality of Barolo, facing south-east and at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level . The age of the vines is 40 years old. The training system is Arbour and the pruning system is Guyot. The production is about 1 kg of grapes per vine. There are about 4000 vines per hectare. The soil is Tortonian origin with layers of blue yellow and grey marls, thanks to this soil the wines are elegant and with intense aromas . The yield per hectare is 4,000 kg of grapes . The harvest time is the second week of October. The grapes are harvested in boxes containing 20 kg. After crushing, the fermentation and the maceration start and last 15 days. After racking the wine is aged two years in barrels of 500-700 liters. The last period of aging includes a stop for 6 months in stainless steel barrels and a further 10 months in bottle. The vinification method is focused on the respect of the raw material, trying to understand each vineyard separately and strictly controlling the ripening of the grapes. The technology marries traditional methods such as to follow the moon’s phases during the work of racking and bottling. The harvest is exclusively hand-made to carefully select the best grapes . The must ferments in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. The must remain in contact with skins during maceration with the aim of obtaining the best aromatic expression , elegance and harmony of flavors . The color is garnet red with ruby highlights, the bouquet is intense with notes of cinnamon and vanilla and hints of cocoa and coffee. This Barolo is full-bodied and velvety, it is pleasantly tannic and well-balanced.

The producer

Bric Cenciurio is located in the heart of the Langhe hills in the village of Barolo. The company takes its name from the place-name of hill’s strip in the municipality of Castellinaldo: "Bric Cenciurio " that means top of the hill named Cenciurio. Bric Cenciurio company was born at the beginning of the nineties by the idea of Franco Pittatore and his brother-in-law Carlo that decide to join the lands of their families and to make wine. Currently the company is run by Alessandro and Alberto Pittatore and their uncle Carlo with the collaboration of the winemaker Gianfranco Cordero. The vineyard area is about 15 hectares located in 3 areas: Barolo, Castellinaldo and Magliano Alfieri. The company has always been committed to reduce the use of synthetic chemicals substances in the vineyards, keeping alive the good agricultural practices learned from parents and grandparents. Alberto and Alessandro personally take care of all the details and work in the vineyard and in the cellar, perhaps with some extra effort, but with the belief that wine and grape products are alive and constantly evolving, therefore, must be respected and the ecosystem must be preserved intact.

Best with

Red meats, fish and grilled white meats, cheeses or chocolate.

How to serve it

It should be served at 18-20 degrees centigrade. The perfect glass is crystal clear, smooth and colorless.

How to keep

If properly stored, it can age 20-25 years. The bottles should be stored horizontally in cool, humid and dark place.


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