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Produttori del Barbaresco
Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

This 12.5 acre vineyard is located on an open hillside a half mile inland from the Pora vineyard. Rio Sordo is a wine with dimension that showcases light tannins that make it easy to drink in its youth. Like Pora, this wine has aging potential, but is best enjoyed in the first ten years of its life. The first vintage of Rio Sordo was produced in 1978.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Rio Sordo
Orientation: Southwest
Elevation: 885 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Calcareous limestone and clay

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 85°F with maceration on the skins for 28 days; complete malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
36 months in large, oak casks and bottle refined for eight months before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Red fruit notes
Flavor: Medium-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 13,000 bottles