Tenuta Olim Bauda Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Le Rocchette" DOC 2012
"Le Rocchette" is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore made from 100% Barbera grapes. Only the best grapes are used for this wine - just 5-6 tons of grapes are extracted per hectare of land and the harvesting is done by hand only to be able to sort out the grapes that do not measure up. After harvest, which takes place in early October, the grapes are fermented in steel tanks for 12 days. The wine is then transferred to 25-liter oak barrels and is stored there for 18 months. The wine is then bottled and stored for another 6 months. In other words, the wine goes to the market only two years after the harvest.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Piedmont
- Grape variety : 100% Barbera
- Classification : DOC Barbera d'Asti Superiore
- Awards : 91 pts, The Wine Advocate
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 14,5%
- Storage potential : 8-10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Tenuta Olim Bauda is controlled by the Bertolino family since four generations. Today it is the sisters and brothers Dino, Diana and Gianni who share the work tasks on the farm. The family is originally from the Piedmont, and when the company started almost a century ago, it was mainly carrying out wine trade. It was not until 1961, when the property "Bauda" was acquired, that winemaking started really seriously. A reputation was soon created for making good quality wines. In the beginning, wines made primarily made from Freisa and moscato grapes, but then more and more from Barbera grapes. The typicality of the Bertolino family is to espouse tradition which is expressed through the winemaking. Even today are Olim Bauda produces wines from the classic Piedmontese grape varieties such as Grignolino.
Purple color with violet tints. Pleasant, intense, elegant and complex aromas. Aromas of ripe fruit, plum, cocoa and spices. The taste is smooth, soft and graceful with good structure and moderate alcohol content. The soft tannins associated with a certain sweetness gives the wine a perfect full-bodyness. The finale has a length with a lot of charm. A wine to pair with game and other meat dishes and with cheeses. serve at 16-18 ° temprature.
Comment from The Wine Advocate:
The 2010 Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Rocchette bursts from the glass with racy dark fruit, spices and multiple layers of vibrant, incisive minerality. I especially admire the balance of opulent fruit and minerality in the 2010. This succulent, vibrant Barbera is a fabulous drink. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.