Cantine Santa Vittoria Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont, Italy, 2015
Overview of the Wine
Castello di Santa Vittoria lies in the steep, sandy hills of the Roero on the left bank of the Tanaro river, just opposite of the Langhe hills in the heart of Piedmont. The wines are produced at new, state of the art cellars located in Località Guriot. They are dedicated to the production of monovarietal expressions of the local grape varieties of Arneis, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Moscato d’Asti. Two special crus are also produced- “Arnus” is made from the best Arneis grapes from Castellero vineyard, in the village of Piobesi while “Nebius” comes from a careful selection of Nebbiolo grapes found in Ulivi di S.Vittoria vineyard. Viticulturalist Angelo Rosso and oenlogist Nicola Fogliati are aided by the celebrated Piemontese winemaker Beppe Caviola - Gambero Rosso’s 2002 enologist of the year. Their goal is to obtain the ultimate expression of the characteristics and complexity of these native grape varieties and the territory of the Roero from vineyard to cellar, and from cellar to bottle.
The use of stainless steel allows maximum hygiene for the product and creates no organoleptic interferences with the characteristics of the variety. This is complemented with the right dosage of oxygen during vinification, constant checkups and modern technology that allows these prestigious wines to reach the right refinement and finally obtain their balance with the wisdom that only ageing and time can bring
Grape / Blend
100% Nebbiolo from the Barbaresco DOCG, fermented for 8-10 days in steel vats, must is left on the skins, malolactic fermentation, aged at least 1 year in large oak casks, aged 12 months in bottle
Delicious. Leather, rhubarb and raspberries on the nose. Strawberries on the palate. Soft tannins.