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Carpegna

Vintage 2018

The 2018 vintage opened with a long winter extended until March, with plenty of rainfall, restoring the soil’s water supply. Flowering and subsequent berry set took place regularly and in optimal climatic conditions. Green harvesting became necessary for nearly all varietals in order to curb production. Development was gradual during the summer; a long period of constant fine weather helped the grapes to ripen without the harvest needing to be brought forward. It has been a vintage that demanded the attention of winegrowers in their management of the vineyard in order to achieve the best results possible.

Wine details

Vintage: 2018

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Growing Area: Carpegna - Serralunga d'Alba: Foglio 2 - Part. 25, 362 e 984

Alcohol: 14,50 %

Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses. Also appreciated as an after-dinner drink.

Characters

Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

Steel Oak

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with light garnet hues.

Nose: Wide, intense and complex bouquet with scent of blackberry, liquorice, tobacco, spices, coffee beans and faded roses. The Nebbiolo grape is easily recognisable.

Palate: Wide, complex, dry, full bodied, elegant, harmonic, rich in fine tannins and minerality with a pleasant long finish.

Serving: 16 - 18 °C

Cellaring: 20-25 years

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 35 years

Soil: clay-limestone

Yield: 6500 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture

Winemaking Information

Pre-fermentation procedures: grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand-sorted on a second vibrant table and finally softly crushed. This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.

Fermentation process: the must is cooled and partially submitted to a cold maceration to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats and conic oak vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 28 days.

Oak refining: the ageing is made for about 28 months in medium size oak casks (2400 litres).

The difference is...

Carpegna è un vigneto che si distingue, all’interno del Comune di Serralunga, per un suolo più giovane composto da marne di Sant’Agata fossili tipiche. Il risultato è un Barolo più aperto e accogliente rispetto ad altri vini provenienti dai vigneti di questo territorio.

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TECHNICAL SHEET 2018

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