Marco Marengo Barolo 2013

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Marco Marengo’s 2013 Barolo sees fruit sourced from four vineyards located in the La Morra township. These are Serradenari, Fossati, Boiolo and Roncaglie. Fruit is harvested, fermented separately and assembled later in order to preserve the subtle characteristics of each site. This vintage stands apart for the bright exuberance of the fruit and the noble qualities of the tannins. That characteristic firm silkiness that you get with fruit from La Morra is put proudly front and centre.

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Description

Wine name: Barolo
Appellation: BAROLO DOCG
Zone: Boilo, Serradenari, Roncaglie and Fossati (La Morra)
Vineyard extension (hectares): 1,8
Blend: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard age (year of planting): Nebbiolo 1999,2000
Soil Type: various types of soil
Exposure: various exposures
Colour: ruby red
Nose: Red fruit and spices
Flavour: Silky and well integrated tannins. An important structure.
Serving temperature (°C): 16
Match with: Red meat, cheese, game
Average no. bottles/year: 12,000
Grape yield per hectare tons: 5.5

Notes: The grapes of each vineyard are usually vinified separately as the ripening period is different. In 2016 the grapes of the four vineyards were vinified all together as they ripened at the same time. This Barolo is a classical wine of La Morra.

Vinification and ageing: Maceration with the skins for approx. 10 days depending on the vintage. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are natural: no yeast nor bacteria are added. The temperature in the cellar is raised in order to make the malolactic fermentation start. The wine matures for 24 months in French oak barriques (15% new) and it is bottled during the following summer.
Maceration with the skins for approx. 10 days depending on the vintage. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are natural: no yeast nor bacteria are added. The temperature in the cellar is raised in order to make the malolactic fermentation
start. The wine matures for 24 months in French oak barriques (15% new) and it is bottled during the following summer.

History
This estate was established by the Barolo producing Marengo family in 1899. Marco Marengo, the present owner, manages it, very successfully, together with his wife Jenny and his son Stefano, a wine technician.

The vineyard extension is just 6 hectares, but 1.2 hectares are in Le Brunate, a grand cru of La Morra (and one of the greatest crus of the Langhe area) and 1 hectare is in Bricco delle Viole, one of the main crus of the town of Barolo.

The philosophy of Marco is to respect what the vineyards give him as much as possible, the work in the vines is more important to him than the work in the cellar.

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