1st vintage: 1965
Harvesting period: October
Destemmed and crushed
Thermo-controlled fermentation at a temperature of 30°C (85°F)
Average time of maceration: 7-10 days
Malolactic Fermentation in November in oak barrels
Aging: two years in oak barrels of 25hl and 50 hl
Longevity media of wine: over 20 years
Color: garnet red.
A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco.
Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.
Notes on wine and food pairing:
Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length.
Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albae" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo wine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century.
Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully, best to drink between 6 to 12 years after the vintage.
Red meats on the spit or grilled, game, "grande cuisine" white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.
This is so perfumed and beautiful with cherries, strawberries and dried flowers that follow through to a medium to full body with firm, fine tannins and a long, energetic finish. All about length and finesse. Drink in 2024. - James Suckling 96 points