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Icardi: Barolo Riserva Serra

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Azienda Agricola Icardi recently added a new wine to their portfolio: the Barolo Riserva SERRA DOCG 2015. 



Vineyard exposure: west

Grape variety: Nebbiolo

Soil composition: alternation of white marl and sand layers.

Vines density: about 4200 vines per hectare.

Vine breeding: Gouyot.

Harvest: beginning of October.

Vinification: after pressing and destemming of the bunches, the must ferment in maceration with the skins at a controlled temperature with frequent pumping over,  to ensure the right extraction of color and tannins.  Maceration lasts from 12 to 15 days.

Aging: the wine matures in big barrels of 5000 liters for about 24 months.

Color: ruby red, brilliant, with orange reflections.

Bouquet: the wine presents a complex and ethereal bouquet with aromas of violets, red fruit jam and licorice but also spices such as pepper and vanilla.

Taste: elegant with dry and balanced tannins, with a good structure.

Pairings: it goes well with red meats, game and aged cheeses. 

Icardi :

Proud farmers who have stayed true to their old traditions, keeping a strong bond with the soil.

They believe that the wine production happens in the vineyard more than in the cellar.

There is a deeply respect for the cycle of the seasons and the rhythms of nature.


For this reason they naturally follow the vineyards growing cycles and let flowers and plants grow between the grape rows.

There is no use of nitrogen fertilisers but they allow plants to naturally fixt the nitrogen in the soil.

They do not employ either herbicides or pesticides.

The fertility of their soil is imported through green manure, believing in thinning the vineyards, leaving behind only the best grapes, even when that means reducing their final production.

They allow shoots to grow freely without forcing them into place.

Their work is carried out in full respect and protection of the environment they live in and do that keeping 15 hectares of uncultivated woods to foster animals and plant biodiversity.