Sunday, February 6, 2011

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2011 Barolo and surrounding areas - Second Meeting House

Carosso Mauro Roberto Marro and even today, for the second meeting on the present Barolo, recommended starting not to leave the wine served in glasses, wines today are far more expensive and difficult to find on the market, compared to last Saturday. The lesson begins with reading a passage from a book by M. Soldati "a wine without friends is a little more than nothing."

History from 1870 to 2011

The unit is made in Italy and Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy, wine and passion to invest in the estate of Fontanafredda, also built by the villa to the beautiful Rosina, the estate subsequently passed to the Countess of Mirafiori. Giulia di Barolo died in 1844 and having no heirs, he left all the assets of the Opera Pia Barolo Falletti. Among the 800 and the 900 companies now come as yet titled: Barale, Burgundy, Rinaldi etc ... etc ... In 1842 was born in Burlotto Commendatore, the great protagonist of the history of Barolo, in 1910 acquired the Castle Verduno, belonged to Charles Albert, his mission was to bring the Barolo in the world. In the twentieth century the phylloxera empty campaigns and wars, Barolo and dies, in 1903 the Office of Agricultural Cuneo publish a first delimitation of areas of origin of the wines of Alba, in 1909 the Agrarian defines the boundaries of production. Another hero was Giacomo Conterno, the creator of Monfortino, born in Argentina and in 1908 opened an inn back in the Langhe and after the War decided to produce wine. He begins with Barolo wine trade overseas, thanks to an uncle remained in Argentina. Extra born Barolo, produced only in some years with a long period of storage in the basement. After the First World War was a restructuring of the wine in the Langhe, Dolcetto and Barbera are implanted, for more products and wines that can be sold immediately, thereby making cash. In June 1927 the decree is published in the Official Gazette on typical wines. Ferdinando Vignolo assessed on a, create the Distribution Territory Geological Surveys, in the production of Barolo. Between the wars in Piazza Savona Alba begins to sell the grapes in a certain market, in the second year after the 1947 war, we, legendary for its excellent Barolo. Sell \u200b\u200bthis wine in those years is difficult, it sells well Dolcetto, we run the risk of losing the tradition, people leave the Langhe el'Astigiano to go to work in Turin, Fiat, Enel, and at many other companies . Renato Ratti in 1955 working in Brazil for the Cinzano, in 1965 bought an estate in La Morra and Barolo began to produce, by fermentation using steel and short, so was born the modern Barolo, now the company is continued by his son Peter . Renato Ratti writes a lot in those years, in newspapers and magazines, and draw up the Charter of Barolo, raising the Cru and Grand Cru Barolo, also complete Table of Vintages 1868 to 1985. In 1986 comes the scandal of Methanol, in March ten people die and many are blind, a blow crazy for wine from the Langhe. Giacomo Bologna is one of the first farmers to respond, creating the Modern Barbera, giving rise to a new wave of young entrepreneurs, young producers and sellers of grapes: Clerico, Conterno Fantino, Sandrone etc ... etc ... who decided to make a less austere wine, ready to drink even abroad, you follow so strong thinning in the vineyard, a lot of attention in the vineyard, the cellar while performing reductions of maceration time and start the use of French barriques. Between traditionalists and innovators created a controversy, this is Barolo is that the resume to speak. In the 90 states Barolo, the details are abandoned and never been born a good Barolo.

now takes the microphone Dante Scaglione, a former winemaker Giacosa, his work began in 1991, over the years has had to adapt to changes, is still fond of big barrels.

Castiglione Falletto large area of \u200b\u200bvineyards, additional geographical worth mentioning are: Fiasco, an area that borders La Morra and in some ways resembles the Monprivato and, with the whole property of ' Mascarello company.

Scavino Bric del Fiasco 1999 company 1922, the first since 1978 Cru bottle, Bric's fiasco, in total have 20 acres of property. For this wine, you run the malolactic fermentation in barrique, 50 q is the yield per hectare, vintage importantly, intense garnet color, ethereal and fruity, hints of violets and plums, aging in wood feels warm, persistent, known alcoholic nice tannin.

Mascarello Monprivato 2001 company founded in 1881 and in 1904 bought the first house in Monprivato, basement have the largest barrel in the area, with four-inch thick strips. Now the company is run by Mauro Masciarelli. The nose of the previous wine more floral, color discharge, persistent, very drinkable, a wine that has no market in England and Switzerland.

Monforte additional geographical: Ginestra, coastline, where we find Nebbioli Cicala Buss-balanced, Mosconi Roddino the border with France and Cascina.

Percristina Clerico Domenico Clerico 2000 in 1977 leaves his job as salesman in the oil sector and is dedicated to the production of Barolo, one of the most popular producers in the world, 21 acres of property, the Ginestra vineyard, most importantly, name of this wine is dedicated to his daughter, who died prematurely. Percristina remains one more year in wood, in French oak barrels, 90% for new, vineyard Mosconi, bright-colored wine, balsamic and mint, tannin, hints of herbs, wine of great evolution balsamic.

Aldo Conterno 2001 Cicala son of James, the creator of Monfortino, has 25 hectares, producing 90,000 bottles, 8,000 of Cicala, fifteen days of fermentation, large barrels of Slavonian oak, elegance and substance, balanced, hints of violet and elegant tannins in the mouth and not prevalent, powerful wine but released, hints of wild strawberries.

Serralunga common long, all on a ridge, the land was owned by the Marchesi di Barolo, additional geographical: Cerreta, France, where since 1971 he produced the Monfortino, Badarina.

Germano Cerreta 1998 now the company is run by his son Sergio, since 1993 the entire production is bottled, 13 hectares of land, 4,000 bottles produced Cerreta, spicy, clove, simple, good evolution over time.

1997 Roberto Conterno Monfortino Reserve now the company has in hand, use of steel in 1987, 17 hectares of land, 7,000 bottles of Monfortino, 7 or 8 years in large barrels, slow aging in bottle, garnet, vintage hot, fruity, balsamic jam, very soft in the mouth, enveloping and wine along the route.

As a final surprise of these two days, dedicated to the Barolo comes Castelmagno accompanied by grape juice, an idea of \u200b\u200bMauro Carosso.

spoke for the greetings and the thanks Antonello Maietta, National President of AIS and AIS President Fiorenzo These Lombardy staccato is a check for € 5,000 for the cause of the Missionaries in Haiti. Hello



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