The berries for this 2016 Giribaldi Barolo Cerviano Merli Riserva Lagenwein come from a parcelI of the winery in the municipality of Novello. In the upper part of this plot there is the area of Cerviano, in the lower part the area of Merli.
Cerviano has the shape of an amphitheater and a sheltered position. Merli lies on an even ridge culminating in a rounded crest. This plot benefits from a southern exposure and is located at 320-450 meters above sea level.
The manual harvest takes place at the end of October and the subsequent fermentation takes place over a period of almost a month in stainless steel fermentation tanks. This is done at a constant temperature of 30ºC and when fermentation is complete, the wine is again left to rest in steel tanks for two months. Finally, the aging takes place in large oak barrels for more than 60 months. The wine is then stored in the bottle in underground cellars at a constant temperature of 16ºC before being sold.
The Barolo shows a maturing ruby red with a brick-colored rim in the glass. On the nose it is fruity and rather spicy with slightly spicy notes. Elegant, structured and dense on the palate. A tannic wine with good balance. depth and length. Has very good expansion potential. Recommended drinking window: 2022-2032
A very good accompaniment to roasts, game and red meats and mature cheeses.