||Rocche di Castiglione is a beautiful narrow vineyard on top of the “Rocche”, whose meaning is “cliffs”. The original rock is extremely close to the surface, the sedimentary soil is not deep, instead, it is thin and loose. During the warmest seasons, the plants really suffer for water shortage.
||Castiglione Falletto; 250 meters above sea level, southeastern exposure.
||Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised
||First 10 days of October.
||Scrupulous vine growing, done through the organic method since 2010. Careful manual selection of grapes, both in the vineyards and in the cellar, gentle de-stemming and pressing. Fermentation and maceration for approximately 25 days. Malolactic fermentation follows in December.
||100% in 20-hectoliter French oak barrels for 30 months. Bottling takes place at the end of the summer, with a further year of bottle ageing before release on the market.
||Price Oddero Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2014 € 48.80