Barolo Docg Vigna Rionda Riserva

Riserva

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: bright garnet red.
Bouquet: from very intensely floral in the early years to characteristic “goudron” as it ages, through a multitude of scents which are always particularly seductive.
Flavour: probably the most potent of all our products, it perfectly summarises the essential characteristics of Barolo wine, such as grand structure, excellent alcohol concentration and tannins capable of guaranteeing very long ageing.
It opens up gradually and reaches its maximum and most important expression after ageing for a few years; this leads to its release for sale in the sixth year after harvesting with an increasingly consistent part of the wine being held back for release in the tenth year!!!!

 

It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.

 
It expresses its best potential when served with meat dishes, rich in intense and persistent aromas and flavours, such as joints of lamb or kid. Also, thanks to its marked tannins, it is simply superb with the bitter-sweet alternation of furry and feathered game.
A complex wine, constantly in evolution, capable of guaranteeing unique sensations for refined and demanding palates.

Features

Barolo Docg Vigna Rionda Riserva

Vineyard.
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the "Vigna Rionda"(sheet no. 8, land parcels 79-80-81-82-84-85-86) vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba.

  • Altitude: 330 m above sea level.
  • Total surface area: 2.3 hectares.
  • Soil composition: marly lime.
  • Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot; varying from 6.000 vines per hectare in the older part of the vineyard to 5.000 in the younger part.
  • Yield per hectare: 4.5 tonnes.
  • Average age of vines: from 30 to 50 years.
  • Harvest: manual, in the second half of October.
  • First year of production: 1982.
  • Total bottles produced: about 8,000-9,000 750 ml bottles, 300 1.5 l bottles, 100 3 l bottles and 50 5 l bottles.
  • Alcohol content: 13.5-14.5% vol., depending on the vintage.
  • Vinification and ageing: traditional Barolo par excellence, with fermentation and maceration lasting 25-30 days at temperatures which vary between 31 and 33°C. It is aged for a total of 6 years, 3 and a half of which in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels and the remaining 2 and a half in the bottle.
  • Note: the soil and microclimate of this hill make it possible to obtain wines with exceptional structure and potency. Traditional vinification fully enhances the gifts of this cru, respecting the natural predisposition for long ageing. Barolo Vigna Rionda expresses its best characteristics as time goes by.

Style Sheet

Barolo Docg Vigna Rionda Riserva

  • 3/12/2018
  • Falstaff

    Bright garnet red with lighter rim. At the beginning the nose

  • 30/11/2018
  • James Suckling

    Aromas of tea, coffee and dried strawberries follow through to a

  • 30/04/2018
  • James Suckling

    “Aromas of tea, coffee and dried strawberries follow through to a

  • 23/12/2017
  • Jancis Robinson

    “Lustrous medium-deep ruby. Gorgeous, minty raspberry nose – but this is

  • 27/11/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “From one of the most celebrated vineyards in the entire Barolo

  • 24/11/2017
  • Wine Spectator

    “The velvety texture sets the stage for cherry, strawberry, leather and

Awards

Barolo Docg Vigna Rionda Riserva

  • 4/04/2012
  • WINE ADVOCATE

    Vigna Rionda Riserva 2006 Antonio Galloni

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