Stroppiana Barolo San Giacomo DOCG 2011
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 93]
Regular price $55.00 Sale price $43.97 Save $11.03
12-PACK PRICE = $42.97 per item (add 12+ quantity to your basket)
Notes from the Winemaker:
COLOR: ruby red with just the right reflective characteristics of garnet.
BOUQUET: intense with a pleasant scent of brushwood interspersed with tobacco and spicy notes and characterised by considerable elegance and composure.
FLAVOR: dry, warm and velvety with an intense impact which is full and harmonious, with just the right level of tannins. Enveloping and persistent, culminating in a very pleasant aftertaste.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: game, red meat, meat braised in the same wine, mature cheese.
The grapes are harvested in the middle of October. The must ferments on skins for 8/12 days at a controlled temperature no higher than 30 Â°C and is pumped over at least 4/6 times a day.
Upon completion of fermentation the wine is transferred to large Slavonian oak barrels, where it ages for two years. It is bottled in the August of the third year after harvesting and continues to age for a further 10-12 months in the cellar prior to release for sale.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14/15% vol.
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 4000 bottles.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - James Suckling:
"This shows wonderful plum, mineral and cedar character with hints of vanilla. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Caressing texture. Better in 2018." (April 14, 2015)