2016 Bruna Grimaldi ‘Camilla’ Barolo DOCG
‘Camilla’ is the Barolo classico and it is produced with fruit from the Raviole, Borzone, Roere di Santa Maria, Bricco Ambrogio and Badarina vineyards whose soils are similar in terms of age and composition. This wine represents the harmony and the balance of a traditional Barolo with a fine and silky texture with just enough weight to support elegant and fragile aromas. Camphor, pressed rose, truffle & wild red-berry aromas are ample and followed by spice, tar & smoke that flow with slow, seamless transitions. Juicy and delicious, the taut muscular palate has unexpected finesse delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, vanilla and licorice alongside enveloping, velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Its gentle fine tannins are balanced with the typical structure, which can be appreciated in youth for those who love the energy of Barolo that reaches its best expression with a few years of bottle age.
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In the months before the harvest, clusters are selected carefully and are picked when the phenolic ripeness is at its best. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled tanks and is combined with long skin-contact maceration which last 20-30 days, sometimes with submerged cap management. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wine is aged in big Slavonian oak barrels and French oak tonneaux for minimum 24-30 months. The wine is bottled during the summer and ages in bottle before being released.