Villero Barolo DOCG 2014

The Boroli family is a family of entrepreneurs, with roots in Piedmont dating back to 1831. Silvano and Elena Boroli started their winemaking business in 1997. They grew the company until their son, Achille, stepped in to run the wine-growing and production business in 2012.

With the 2012 grape harvest Achille decided to radically change the methods used in vineyards and wineries, aiming for the highest quality in Barolo and its crus. He cut production levels, updated the winemaking technology, and focused on low intervention methods to raise the quality of the Boroli wines.

About the Vineyard

Villero is the hillside upon which the Boroli winery sits. It is located in Castiglione Falletto, just slightly downhill from Bricco Rocche and with the same exposure as the well-respected Monprivato vineyard, which is just across the way.  Being located in the commune of Castiglione Falletto, Villero sits in the center of the Barolo DOCG at the site where the regions two principal subsoils (Helvetian and Tortonian) cross.  This, joined with the near perfect exposure of this cru site, yields wines that demonstrate a seemingly impossible balance between power and elegance.

Tasting Notes

Clear bright ruby colour with very light garnet red reflections; intense and persistent aroma of red fruit with notes of plum and cherry. A succulent, rich, full-bodied and pleasant taste emerges, with the presence of slightly ripe red fruit.

Food Pairing

Thanks to its body, Barolo is the ideal wine to combine with elaborate dishes such as truffle dishes, meat dishes, pasta with porcini mushrooms, game, and aged cheeses. Villero is also perfect with dry pastries or chocolate.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Barolo Villero
Vineyard size
1 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
75-1,100 feet
Average Vine Age
26
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1991
Harvest time
Beginning of October
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
4,800
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 days
Maceration technique
Submerged-Cap Fermentation
Maceration length
20-25
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
25hl
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
Residual sugar
0.4 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
34.4 g/L

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