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Poderi Elia, Barbaresco Serracapelli D.O.C.G.
(bahr-bahr-AY-skoh say-rah-kah-PAY-lee)

 

Tasting Notes: From the heart of Barbaresco country in Neive comes this stunningly elegant Barbaresco from Poderi Elia. The Stella family has been making wine since 1890, but only recently have garnered international attention–it is easy to understand why. This spectacular Barbaresco bouquet offers tones of red currant and Morello cherry over a layer of toasty oak; the structure is marble-solid, with fine grained tannins that perfectly compliment the Nebbiolo fruit.

Location Piemonte, Italia.
(Neive)
9 hectares.
Soil White tufo (clay and sand).
Estate Poderi Elia.
(poh-DAY-ree ay-LEE-ah)
Vine Guyot.
3,000-4,600 vines/hectare.
.75 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Federico Stella.
Vinification Fermentation in temp controlled tanks for 25-27 days.
Varietals 100% Nebbiolo. Barrel 1st passage French Allier oak.
Residual Sugar 2.0 grams per liter. Maturation 24 months in the barrel.
10 months in the bottle.
Acidity 6.1 grams per liter. Vintage Production 600 cases.
Alcohol 14.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Osso Buco, New York strip steak, and Portobello mushrooms.
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