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Wine: "The vines for our Barbaresco were planted more than 30 years ago by the present owner’s grandfather. like all the estate’s vineyards, these nebbiolo vines are planted in the prestigious Rio Sordo cru and their deep roots produce wines that excel in quality and personality in every vintage. Fragrant floral aromas, ripe and fleshy, with a delicious medley of juicy plum, black cherry and raspberry scent, finishing with a rich aftertaste and a long run of berry flavors highlighted by a toffee scent. this wine was born to be paired with only the best quality porcini mushrooms, sheep's milk cheese and a beautiful evening with people you love." - Winery Vineyard/Winemaking: "Our vineyards are located in Rio Sordo, one of the most prestigious and classic crus of the Barbaresco wine region, and have always produced unique and elegant wines. Carlo Balbo aims to bring out the best expression of the Rio Sordo cru in his wines and to produce bottles that incite emotions, highlighting their authentic personality. To this end, Carlo uses a precise and maniacal vineyard management protocol, oriented to an absolute respect for his natural environment and a low, but balanced, crop production depending on the conditions of each vintage." "In the cellar, we focus on rigorous management of the fermentation processes with a medium-long skin contact period to extract the maximum quality potential from the grapes. The ageing in barriques and/or barrels is monitored meticulously and the duration of such is calibrated to enhance the balance between the concentration of structure and aromatic elegance." - Winery [+]