Rosso Long Now DOC 2012
AVAILABLE IN 750ML BOTTLES
The denomination "Langhe D.O.C." embraces grape growing zones and grape varieties among the best in the world. This wine is all produced in a new vineyard bought in 1999 which is located at a short distance from the head winery on the borders of Barbaresco zone.
The very steep soil characterized by the presence of a palm tree and, due to a matter of districts borders, only half of this land can be devoted to the cultivation of Nebbiolo for the creation of Barbaresco.
In the remaining part, also suggestive and unrecognizable without the aid of topographic tools, the Nebbiolo produced cannot become Barbaresco with ageing. We have decided therefore to blend Nebbiolo to Barbera and also present in our estate in order to give life to what was the most historical blend. It is already very common since our grandparents' times but undoubtedly very actual and innovative still today.
The name and the label graphically express these characteristics of innovation and internationality to which the blend of these two varieties can lead to. The name "Long Now" recalls the long living concept and it is the name given by the outstanding Californian scientists (the Long Now Foundation) who referred to the special clock designed on the label which is currently exhibited at the Science Museum of London.
This wine of innovative conception produced by trying to exalt to the maximum the potentialities of these two varietals and grown from relatively old vines.
The colour and acid freshness come from the Barbera while the great aromaticity and tannic strength comes from the Nebbiolo. It is a blend creating soft, persistent and very long ageing wines. The separate vinification for the two varieties with maceration of 10-12 days for Nebbiolo and 25 days for Barbera in stainless steel casks at controlled temperature. The end of fermentation and prime decantation again in steel then in wood.
It is aged in small oak barrels for 15-18 months which is successively blended before bottling and left resting for 10-12 months in bottle before marketing. It is an important austere wine from Langa with big potentialities.
Colour: It is violet-bluish which is almost black and hardly transparent but also lively and particularly pleasant.
Aromas: It is also perceived as impenetrable in the nose with a marked varietal scent and aroma of ripe fruit, blackberry, raspberry and red cherry framing to the slightly fragrance of vanilla.
Palate: The explosion comes in the mouth where it is open, full bodied, velvety and all-embracing. The savour and elegance of the two varietals combined excellently and appear at their best expression the pleasantness of an unforgettable taste.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: 50% Barbera and 50% Nebbiolo
Wine Style: Red Blends
Site: Cascina Tolino in the villages of Treiso and Neviglie
Exposure: south/east - east
Soil: It is of medium mixture with a rich component of mineral micro-elements as the magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.
Region of Origin: Piemonte
Country of Origin: Italy