Duluc, Saint-Julien, De Branaire-Ducru, 2011
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StyleRipe & Juicy
Matteo Corregia learned everything about the vine from his father and, having never gone to any kind of oenology college, was taught his winemaking skills by Elio Altare and other local friends. Matteo started bottling his own wine with great success when his father died in 1985 making them the very best Piedmont has to offer. The indigenous white Arneis and black Brachetto vines are carefully nurtured to produce beautifully individual wines. The Roeros are made from Nebbiolo but are evidently more refined than Barolo due to the lighter soils in the region – they are exquisitely pure and truly outstanding. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations were in steel tank, then the wine was transferred into used oak barrels for a year’s ageing. With a fruity nose of red fruits, cherries and cherry blossom, the palate is gripping yet sunny and generous, notes of cherry strawberry and griotte with a good supporting tannic foundation, beautifully balanced. 100% Nebbiolo aged in used oak for a year and one year in steel vat.