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2009
Ellena Giuseppe
'Ascheri'
Barolo DOCG

2009
Ellena Giuseppe
'Ascheri'
Barolo DOCG

Older vines, higher altitude, lower yields and a bit of new wood - that is the difference between this and the normale. The result is noticeable and appreciable. This one hectare block was planted in 1969 1,121 feet in elevation. The winemaking and elevage are essentially the same with two new barriques being tossed into the mix. The soil composition is a bit denser than the normale, which is unusual given its higher elevation. In both cases the soils lack the sandy compounds often found in La Morra that gives the perfume and elegance and they have more in line with the Barolo commune.

A great value with ripe layers of dark fruit, cherry, Indian spice and dried rose petal. It puts all its cards out there for you to read but with a solid skeleton of structure and the skin of tight tannins. The mouthfeel is sweeping and wide and the finish is laden with lovely softness and ripe fruit.

  • Region: Barolo DOCG
  • Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Vineyard: Asheri
  • Vine Age: 40 years old
  • Yield: 1.6 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Light Brown Clay & Calcaire
  • TA: 5.8 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Oak: 30 months in French barrique (40% new) and seasoned barrel
  • Production: 112 cases
Winery & Regional Information
CUNEO

The Cuneo province of Piedmont is an unique area grouping the Alps, rolling hills and hilltop castles. This area is also called the Provincia Granda, which means the 'big province,' because it’s the third largest province in the country. Learn More »

ELLENA GIUSEPPE

CUNEO

Agricola Ellena Giuseppe is located in the prized commune of 'La Morra'. The property is 15 hectares with five under vine and eight hectares of hazlenuts. From 1966 through the mid-2000s the Ellenas sold fruit to local co-ops and that all changed with the changing of the guard and young Mateo taking over the property with his father in 2009.  Learn More »

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