Crushed & Cured
Azienda Agricola Boasso, Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba 2018
A beautiful, intense ruby colour with garnet reflections and a complex and persuasive nose with touches of overripe fruit and spices. In the mouth it combines the sumptuous richness of its structure with a surprisingly easy drinkability; the finish is long and commensurate, fleshy sour cherry, with a sweet, intensely minty nose.
The grapes are hand-picked in mid-October, placed in perforated baskets for their transport to the cellar. The yield of grapes per hectare is 80 quintals.
The fermentation takes place in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks at 28°C with frequent daily pumping over for 15-20 days.The wine is placed in new, 25-hectolitre oak barrels, where it remains for 3 years. The wine is never filtered, and is left to further age in the bottle.
From several sites owned by the Boasso family in the commune of Serralunga, in the south of the Barolo DOCG. Here there's more sandstone in the subsoil, lending power and enhanced structure to the wine. This has a long life ahead, with plenty of grip over the bright strawberry fruit.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Producer: Boasso Franco