Aurelio Settimo / Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata 2011 / 750mL
Geography: Piedmont, Italy
This Barolo is deep garnet red in colour, with a long-lasting bouquet clearly showing spices, accompanied by characteristic violet and wild fruit overtones.
The taste is elegant and full-bodied, with soft, mouth-filling tannins.
The variety’s typical qualities are confirmed as a result of the vintage, tannic balance and traditional ageing in large casks.
Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks, 24 months in big oak casks of French wood
Farming: A practice of treatment of the vine similar to the French "Lutte Raisonee".
Producer's Notes: As far as treatments in the vineyard to combat major vine diseases – such as downy and powdery mildew – are concerned, integrated pest management has been adopted by the estate for many years, in accordance with EC regulation 2078 regulating the use of chemicals and encouraging the use of natural, environmentally-friendly products.
Under this program supported by the Region of Piedmont, a specialist vine-growing technician keeps tabs on conditions by means of meteorological stations, and advises growers on the best time to carry our treatments.