Vietti ‘Roncaglie Masseria’ Barbaresco 2018
The grapes for this wine are grown in the single vineyard Roncaglie, in Barbaresco. This is one of Barbaresco’s crus with a long reputation for its outstanding quality. The vineyard has a southwest exposure, at an altitude of 240 – 280 meters a.s.l. and its soil is calcareous and clayey with sandy Sant’Agata’s marls. The grapevines average 30 years age. The handpicked grapes are destemmed and vinified in stainless steel. The wine then aged for 30 months in large oak casks and, only a small amount, in barriques. It was bottled without filtration. This wine is medium-intense ruby red color with a pale garnet rim. Its extroverted nose offers aromas of ripe red cherries intermixed with dried roses and minerally nuances. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate. well-balanced. The pronounced tannins are well integrated in the wine’s fresh structure. This is a complex and layered Barbaresco that will improve with time in your cellar. Pair it with stewed and roasted meats, wild game and seasoned cheeses.
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