NADA FIORENZO Barbaresco Manzola 2019
The cellar NADA FIORENZO
The cellar is the place where millenary traditions, new know-how, taste and the little secrets of every winegrower all come together.
The cellar is situated by our house in Rombone. It is here that the bunches of grapes, all our own and the fruit of months and months of care and attention in the vineyard, end up after being hand-picked and piled into crates. It is the beginning of a long journey.
Soft crushing is followed by maceration and primary fermentation with the grape skins and grapeseeds, which converts the sugars into alcohol. The operation is performed in vats at controlled temperatures using traditional methods such as pumping over and plunging.
Then comes secondary fermentation, the conversion of hard malic acid into softer lactic acid in vats.
The new wine is then aged in barrels, where it softens its rough edges. This means a short period of time for fresh-tasting wines, but much longer, up to two years, for Barbarescos.
Bottling, finally, involves a few months in the underground cellar, where the wine seeks out its own harmony.
When, at last, the moment comes to present new vintages, the bottles are labelled and begin to appear on local wine lists or depart for far-off destinations.
Made with the nebbiolo grapes picked in the Manzola vineyard, one of the most historic Barbaresco microzones. Its bright red garnet colour heralds an expansive floral bouquet and a sapid, austere palate. Already elegant when young, it acquires total harmony with age. Following suitable oxygenation, it gives of its best with roast and braised beef and veal, rabbit, lamb, hard cheeses and, aged at least ten years, biscuits and pastries.