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Sanavento

Vintage 2015

2015 delivered a favourable climate during the entire season, from blossoming to harvest. The summer was warm and dry with few raining days offering us very healthy grapes. In September the weather was very sweet with bright days and fresh nights. Thanks to that the harvest happens a little bit earlier than the regular time (about 7 days) and the grapes were perfectly ripe and well balanced. According to that, the wines are very elegant and really express the terroir.

Wine details

Vintage: 2015

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Growing Area: Barbaresco, Neive, Alba

Alcohol: 14,50 % by volume

Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses and truffle dishes.

Characters

Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

No oak Oak

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet hues.

Nose: Wide, intense and pleasant bouquet with scent of liquorice and tobacco, spices, leather and faded roses.

Palate: Fine, velvety, medium to full bodied and very well balanced with silky tannins and elegant finish.

Serving: 16 - 18 °C.

Cellaring: 10 - 15 years.

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 20-25 years

Soil: clay-limestone

Yield: 8000 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 to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 20 days.

OAK REFINING: The ageing of 20 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).

The difference is...

SANAVENTO is estate bottled and very well known for its harmony and elegance due to silky tannins and soft acidity. Thanks to the careful handling during the fermentation process, the grape characters are perfectly included in the power of the wine. SANAVENTO results in a compelling, rich and outstanding Barbaresco.

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