Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco ‘Narin’ | 2016

Importer Notes:  A blend of 2 Cru’s (Ovello & Asili).  With minimal acreage in each vineyard, about 1/2 hectare, the Giacosa’s have historically opted to blend in order to produce enough.  

Grapes:  100% Nebbiolo

Farming:  Organic

Vineyard:  Ovello & Asili Cru’s

Vine Age:  25-35 years

Altitude:  240-270 MASL

Soil:  Clay & limestone

Winemaking:  Native yeast fermentation, 45 day maceration.  3 years in French oak (20hl & 30hl) and an additional 6 months in the bottle.  Filtering is obtained by transferring to stainless steel for one month before bottling and allowing particles to settle gently.  Produced with minimal SO2 additions.

Production:  500 cases (9l)

Tasting Notes:  Bright red fruits with licorice and cinnamon.  Supple tannins and lively acidity.

Pairings:  Agnolotti

Critical Acclaim:  WS | 92, JS | 92

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