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Leoparodi - Barbaresco Riserva

Barbaresco - Riserva -
Red - Italy

Harvest 2009: 94/100 grading awarded by Andreas Larsson, “Best Sommelier worldwide in 2007” Harvest 2008: 91/100 grading awarded by Internationa Wine Report.

Vendemmia 2009: punteggio 94/100 assegnato da Andreas Larsson, “miglior Sommelier del mondo 2007” su www.blindtasted.com.
Vendemmia 2008: punteggio 91/100 assegnato da International Winereport.

Colour garnet red tinged with orange. Flavour very intense and lingering Scents of red forest fruit and clear cherry finish. Tobacco, leather and vanilla notes. Taste rich and well balanced. Very persistent.

GRAPES AND VINEYARD NOTES
Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Training system: guyot pruning system
Year of Planting: 1965 
Altitude: 250-300m ASL
Orientation: South - South/West 
Soil:  Miocenic-Helvetian with calcareous marls 
Harvest: middle October.

PRODUCTION AREA
Neive, Treiso.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Destemming and crushing with soft pressing.
10/12-day maceration with manual punching down and must pumping.
Natural fermentation at controlled temperature. 
36-month min. ageing in large oak barrels and 6-month min. ageing in bottles.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS
Colour: garnet red tinged with orange.
Flavour: very intense and lingering.
Scents of red forest fruit and clear cherry finish. Tobacco, leather and vanilla notes.
Taste: Rich and well balanced. Very persistent.
Alcoholic content: 13,5% Vol.
Total acid content: 5,30 g/l.
Residual sugar: 0,20 g/l.
Dry extract: 28,20 g/l.

FOOD MATCHING AND SERVICE NOTES
Perfect with game and wildfowl, roasted meat, meat cooked in wine, grilled meat, and mature cheese. To pour in large glasses.