Pinot Noir, Sandstone Soils, Catherine Marshall
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StyleFull & Opulent
'No Name' is a Barolo declassed to Langhe Nebbiolo in protest of all the bureaucracy and excessive 'red tape' that surrounds the Italian wine industry, and Italian agriculture in general. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from all the estate’s vineyards, which constitute five of the best Crus in the Barolo area: Liste, Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati and San Pietro delle Viole. Liste was created 11 million years ago from soil erosion, and the soil composition is such that it imparts peculiar characteristics to the wine, including extraordinary complexity and longevity. Cannubi and Cannubi San Lorenzo were created 12 million years ago from sedimentation left by the sea that previously occupied the Plain of the Po river. They are the most famous and esteemed of the Barolo Crus. The unique terroir with marly-calcareous soil and a very favourable climate give outstanding complexity to the wines, with distinguished characters of elegance and again, longevity. Fossati is 10 million years old and like Cannubi, was created from sediments left by the sea previously in the plain of the river Po. Since this vineyard has a relatively young terroir, it is composed mostly of sand and its wines have great floral and red fruit aromas. Finally San Pietro delle Viole was created 9/10 million years ago and it is the youngest Borgogno vineyard. As its name implies, Nebbiolo from this vineyard gives beautiful aromas which recall soft and rounded notes of violets and roses. The vineyards are all south and south-east facing and are planted at a density of about 4000 plants per hectare.
The grapes for No Name are harvested between the end of September and the end of October and the wine spent 4 years in Slavonian oak casks of 6000L with a further 6 months in bottle.