Trediberri (1.5 L) 2019 Barolo, Rocche dell’Annunziata, DOCG
Item Number: 18391
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rocche dell'Annunziata
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Calcareous blue marl
Elevation: 795 feet–885 feet
Terroir Notes: Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata comes from the parcels owned by the Oberto family. Rocche dell’Annunziata is one of La Morra’s most historic vineyards, giving Barolo wines of extreme finesse, dominated by delicate, floral, spicy aromas. The Oberto family, for many generations, have been proprietors of 1.3 hectares (3.21 acres) in Rocche dell’Annunziata. They have 3 different parcels, which extend from the road at the bottom of the valley leading toward Barolo at 242 meters (794 feet) above sea level, to the road leading to Torriglione, at 270 meters (885 feet). The terrain is calcareous blue marl (bluish-green clay), with a wonderfully smooth texture, half silt, the rest sand and clay. As the vineyard descends, the proportion of sand increases from 24% in the highest part to 30% at the lowest point where they have Sauvignon Blanc planted on the other side of the road leading to Barolo. The vines were planted in 1951, 1961, 1989, and 1999.
Winemaking Notes: The winemaking is classically old school. Alcoholic fermentation happens in concrete and lasts around 12-14 days, followed by a 12-15 day post-fermentation maceration. Total skin-to-juice contact is around 4 weeks. Then malolactic takes place in oak, and the wine ages for around 20 months in 52-hl and 25-hl oak barrels crafted by Garbellotto. After aging, the wine rests for some months in concrete, steel and plastic, before being bottled, usually in July-August of the year before the release.
About the Label: Artist Pierflavio Gallina is the creator of the Trediberri labels. He was born in Santo Stefano Belbo, a Piemontese village made famous by a local writer called Cesare Pavese, from whom he inherited his passion for Langhe and its hills. Moving to a permanent studio in La Morra, he has become one of the most important artists of the Piemontese landscape. His work forms part of many important public and private collections, including those of: Regione Piemonte, the Robert Mondavi Collection in California, the Museo Civico di Recanati and the Regional Enoteca in Barolo. Through personal friendship and a love of his watercolors, Trediberri labels were born: the fluidity and color of his paintings are the perfect representation of their style and their way of seeing wine.