Barolo Riserva Sette Anni DOCG (Franco Conterno)
Only the best vintages give life to the Riserva Sette 7 anni, made with grapes from the most important vineyards, Bussia, Panerole and Pugnane, located respectively in Monforte d’Alba, Novello and Castiglione Falletto.
Aged in oak barrels for 84 months.
Denomination: Barolo Riserva DOCG
Cru: Bussia, Pugnane and Panerole
Solar exposure: South/South-West
Composition of the soil: very steep, plastic, hardly workable
and rich in clay
Grape variety: Nebbiolo Michet and Nebbiolo Lampia
Production area: Monforte d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Novello
Harvest: manual, with grape selection at the vineyard and before crushing.
Harvest time: end of October.
Grapes per hectare: 5.000
Vinification: in red, with skin maceration in wood vat.
Fermentation time: must and skins are kept in contact
for 20-30 days, on which alcoholic fermentation takes place,
punched down manually daily and finally racked.
Fermentation temperature: variable with peaks of 32°C.
Ageing in cellar: the new wine is kept from 3 to 5 months
in steel tanks and undergoes malolactic fermentation;
it is decanted several times, and finally aged in French oak
barrels (25hl capacity) for 84 months (7 years).
Ageing in bottle: 12 months.
Bottles produced: n. 3.000 of 0.75 L each, 200 magnum of 1.5 L
each, 15 magnum of 3 L each, 5 magnum of 5 L each.
Food pairing: braised beef, red meat, shank, duck, long
Serving temperature: 16° – 18°
Alcohol content: range from 14 to 15% Alc/Vol
Tasting Notes;Brilliant grenade red in colour with soft orange notes, it is rich and
complex on the nose with floral hints enhanced by traditionally new
wood. Rich, sweet, thick, tannic, rough, and strong on the palate.