2012 PRUNOTTO BARBARESCOPrunotto
Producer: Alfred Prunotto
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Zone: Barbaresco DOCG
In 1904 a co-operative winery called Ai Vino Delle Langhe was founded and a young man who worked there was one Alfred Prunotto. Prunotto took over the estate in 1922, giving it his own name and today it is run under the umbrella of the famous Marchesi Antinori family. Located in Alba the estate tends around 50 hectares of vineyards throughout the Langhe and Monferrato hills. In short, these are classic Piedmont wines produced with style by the Antinori family.
Tasting note: Garnet red in colour, of good tonal intensity, complex in aroma with notes of red fruit and spices, full and velvety on the palate with a long finish and aftertaste.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Silty Marls
Production: Selected grape bunches were destemmed and pressed, and the fermentation with skin contact lasted fifteen days at maximum temperatures of 30° centigrade (86° Fahrenheit). The malolactic fermentation was completed before the 0nset of winter. The wine was aged principally in 50 and 75 hectoliter French oak casks, with a small part aged in 60 gallon oak barrels used once previously. A further ten month period of bottle aging in the Prunotto cellars preceded commercial release.
Alcohol (%) 13.5%