Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva ‘ Luca’ | 2011
Importer Notes: The Luca Riserva takes the name of the current winemaker (Luca Giacosa, 4th generation) and is only made in the best vintages.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard: A blend of 3 Barbaresco Crus. Montefico, Cole & Ovello.
Vine Age: 20-25 years
Altitude: 240-270 MASL
Soil: Compact clay with limestone.
Winemaking: Native yeast fermentation and 15 day maceration. Aged 3.5 years in French oak (25 hl & 30hl) and an additional year in barrel. 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: 300 cases (9l)
Tasting Notes: Broad and complex. Garnet hues, ripe red fruit finishing with licorice, vanilla and cinnamon.
Pairings: Brisket and polenta.
Critical Acclaim: NA