Barbaresco Santo Stefano Albesani DOCG 2017

The Barbaresco Santo Stefano is the result of an ethereal combination of the ideal terroir with the perfectly-suited Nebbiolo grape.  This wine shows all the characteristic elegance of Barbaresco with the complexity and richness for which Santo Stefano is known.  The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are grown in the Albesani sub-appellation inside Barbaresco, in the single vineyard of Santo Stefano, which is owned entirely by Castello di Neive.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in color, intoxicating aromas of purple fruits and wild flowers are underscored by notes of cherries, roses, and baking spices.  On the palate, it is elegant, with a long spicy finish.  This wine manages to be weightless and intoxicating at the same time.  

Food Pairing

Pairs well with slow-roasted beef, demi-glaces, grilled pork and apples, and Beef Wellington.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Santo Stefano vineyard
Vineyard size
17 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
825 feet
Vines/acre
1,400
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1963; 1970; 1971; 2001
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1971
Bottles produced of this wine
36,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
6 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
12
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 year
Size of aging container
35 HL
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
2 years

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