MauroSebaste - Ghé Barolo Riserva 2011
MauroSebaste - Ghé Barolo Riserva 2011 (93+ TSW)
A great glass of wine that fits perfect with the "summer weather" in the Netherlands
After the summer thinning, the grapes are harvested manually. After further manual selection the grapes are subjected to a gentle pressing. Fermentation with daily pumping over. The contact with the skins lasts 12-16 days in thermo-regulated steel tanks with an automatic and automated system of pumping-over and precipitation.
After malolactic fermentation, the wine matures for about 30 months in 400 liter French oak barrels.
After the necessary aging in the barrel, the wine remains in the bottle for at least 24/30 months and then, after a total of 5 years, it is put on the market and is labeled "Riserva"
My tasting notes:
In the glass a pale garnet red color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, cherries and tar with hints of rose petals, plums, earth, cedar, spices, leather and tobacco.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with great balance and still young vibrant tannin fundamental. Great to drink now (after decanting) but with some more years even better. Long lingering aftertaste.
Mauro Sebaste's wine company runs entirely on Mauro's passion. He is the son of Sylla, one of the first female winemakers in Piedmont, known as the "dama di Langa" in the 1960s.
From his mother, Mauro inherited the philosophy of "Wine as a project". After Sylla's untimely death, Mauro left the family business and pursued his passion with only one goal in mind: to produce high-quality wines. He set up a new company for this, first with the help of his wife Maria Teresa and his in-laws.
Today he is also supported by his daughters Sylla and Angelica. He selects his vineyards with care and they all have to meet his criteria: good location and good soil.
Today, Mauro manages more than thirty hectares.