Cultivation area: Barolo
Exposure and altitude: Est; 330-350 m
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vinification: maceration 30-35 days
Aging: 36 months in large oak barrel
Serve at: 16/18 °C
Barolo Terlo is one of the rare cru (‘Menzione Geografica Aggiuntiva’) of the area. Under the current demarcation, which was finalised in 2010, it occupies just 20 hectares. One is the property of L”Astemia Pentita. In this area the soil consists of a bluish-grey marl of Tortonian origins and a sub alkaline soil, rich in calcium and macro and micro-elements. Traditionally the grapes in these vineyards have been the backbone of the great, classic Barolos.
The vines of the Terlo MGA are characterised on the nose by their mineral and earthy impact which evolves into fruity and floral aroma and loses little of its natural self over time. Notes of red and black fruit follow hints of mature cherry and citrus with touches of a rather a sweet spice and the clear sensation of flowering violets. A Barolo with a young aromatic structure. More complex notes develop as it ages in the bottle, together with a pleasing and aristocratic elegance. An intriguing but never excessive wine, with intense tannins and a touch of balsamic. On the palate, a lingering tension can still be perceived from its beginning of the evolution. To be opened from time to time to understand how it is evolving.