Barolo DOCG Prapò 2010

This wine takes its name from the prestigious Prapò vineyard which was one of the first properties owned by the Ceretto family in Barolo.  This vineyard has one of the best exposures on the eastern slopes of Serralunga d'Alba, a world-renowned commune within Barolo. 

Following a fermentation in stainless steel tanks, which is induced by native yeasts, the wine is aged for a period of 12 months in 300L French oak barrels (50% new; 50% second passage).  The wine is then transferred to very large oak casks where it continues to refine before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Garnet in color with ruby red highlights, the wine has an expressive nose with aromas of red cherries, red plums, dried rose petals, sweet spices, and vanilla.  On the palate, the wine is vibrant and harmonious with refreshing acidity balanced by firm, ripe tannins.  Red fruits mingle with lightly perfumed floral flavors leading to a long, impressive finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with pan-seared steaks, duxelles, Beef Wellington, and grilled meats such as lamb, pork or beef.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Prapò vineyard
Vineyard size
6 acres
Soil composition
Silty-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,023-1,224 feet
Vines/acre
1,720
Yield/acre
1.8 tons
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1971
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1976
Bottles produced of this wine
5,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
72-82 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
15-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
300 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
30 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
0 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L

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