BAROLO DOCG, "SOVAGNÀ"
Barolo DOCG 2012, Italie
Vin rouge, sec
"Sovagnà" is the name given by Cravanzola to distinguish their Barolo. In the local Piedmontese dialect, when referred to the bearing of people the term means “elegant, distinct, well-built”, just like Barolo.
Crushing of the grapes and destemming are followed by a fermentation lasting 7 days on the skins in heat-conditioned tanks at a controlled temperature of 32°C. Every day the cap is broken up and the must is pumped over to improve the extraction of colour and aromas.
Ageing: after its vigorous fermentation, the new wine is matured for 24 months in French oak. Then, after bottling, the Barolo ages for at least 12 months in the cellar.
Color: an elegant-looking wine, with a full, deep garnet red colour
Aroma: expansive, complex bouquet, featuring floral and fruity notes, in particular red berry jam, accompanied by bold ethereal and spicy overtones of cinnamon and vanilla.
Taste: warm and powerful, with a marked aromatic finish.
Food pairings: a wine that takes centre stage at the table, in particular when accompanying red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C, in large-bowled wine glasses.
Storage: kept lying down, protected from the light and vibrations at a temperature of 14°-16°C its best for up to 15 or 16 years following the vintage.