Story of the Wine:
Essenze is a wine that captures, by blending the wines from several of the best vineyards in the district, the essence of Barolo. The wines from the village of Barolo, are rightly considered amongst the finest in the world. However, the Nebbiolo grape is notoriously fickle and really does not accommodate itself very well outside this small region, south of Torino in Piemonte. All the districts represented in this wine have their own very different characteristics that contribute to the final blend and its flavours. Essenze was first made in 2001 vintage. From the 2010 vintage Barolos can use the name of the commune from which they come – hence Barolo del Comune di Barolo.
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Area: From separate vineyards; Bussia in Monforte d’Alba, Annunziata in La Morra, Ravera in Novello, La Volta in Barolo, Scarrone in Castiglione Falletto and Gianetto in Serralunga d’Alba.
Av. age of vines: 15-20 years old
Vine density: 4,200 plants per ha.
Training System: Guyot
Harvest: A manual harvest has done in the second half of October.
Yield: 40 hl/ha.
Vinification: Each wine from each district is vinified separately. A soft pressing, then a 15-20 day maceration on the skins was followed by fermentation and then the malolactic fermentation was completed in stainless steel vats.
Ageing: The wines are aged for 2 years in both barriques and larger casks, depending on the characteristics of each wine and then a further 6 months in bottle before release.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for the Wine List:
1) A deep ruby red with a tawny rim, a complex nose that includes tobacco, red berries and a touch of cloves. On the palates it is dense and concentrated with plenty of fruit. The finish has a firm dryness and a long and persistent finish.
2) Barolo is rightly regarded as one of Italy’s greatest wines. Essenze from Vite Colte, an award winning winery part of Terre da Vino, comes from a selection of vineyards only in the village of Barolo itself. A complex nose that includes tobacco, red berries and a touch of cloves. On the palate it is dense and concentrated with plenty of fruit and a long, firmly dry finish.
Vintage 2010 Gold Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2009 Gold Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Vintage 2009 Gold Medal International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Vintage 2001 Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2007
Barolo Trophy and James Rogers Trophy for best wine in a first
Country: Italy Region: Barolo - Piemonte Grape: 100% Nebbiolo Product code: 1645 Pack size: 6x75cl
Vite Colte, based in Barolo, is a share holding company established in 1980. Owned by 14 co-operatives Vite Colte was given a mission to identify and make wines from the best vineyards from their 2.500 members. Vite Colte has great resources in terms of vineyards all over the region, over 4.500 hectares, from which they are able to select the best grapes to produce some of the finest wines.
At the end of 2015, Terre da Vino has decided to focus on a smaller number of wine growers, that produce best quality wines. To emphasise this new approach they have decided to re-brand these top wines under the name Vite Colte. Literally this phrase has a double meaning referring to vine growers with both knowledge and experience, and this phrase resonates with the word; viticulture.
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