2019 started slowly due to a long-lasting winter season. A rainy April and a fresh May produced a season in line with more traditional development. The high temperatures during June and July combined with the availability of water in the soil to create the conditions for rapid plant growth. August was mild with good rainfall. The harvest started regularly. The grapes were healthy with slightly higher acidity than the average and, for the red ones, a high accumulation of anthocyanins and an excellent polyphenol profile.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing Area: Oesio (Canale)
Alcohol: 14,50 % by volume
Food: It pairs with Pasta, mushrooms risotto, aged cheese. Truffles and at the end of the meal with dark chocolate.
Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues.
Nose: Wide, elegant, delightful, with red small fruits and floral aromas. Very recognisable scent of ripe Nebbiolo grapes with hint of spices and coffee.
Palate: Fine, elegant, medium- to full-bodied and very well-balanced with pleasantly tannins and delightful finish. Affinity Nose-Palate
Serving: 16 - 18 °C
Cellaring: 10 - 15 years
Exposure: S, SW, SE
Vines age: 15 - 30 years
Soil: Sandy - loamy
Yield: 6500 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrating 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 vibrating 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 to preserve its best characters before fermentation in conic oak vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 25 days.
OAK REFINEMENT: The ageing of 18 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres) and a little part in barriques.
OESIO ROERO is an assertive wine with a small production only in top vintages with respectful sustainable farming practices.
Due to the clay and sandstone soil OESIO represents the finest and most delicate expression of Nebbiolo grapes.