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.
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.
No oak Oak
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.
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 20-25 years
Yield: 8000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
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).
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.Download wine's data sheet