Barolo Sarmassa 2010 Limited Edition 10 years
Sarmassa is located on a south-eastern facing slope. Despite the fact that the surrounding area originated in the Tortonian era, from a geological perspective, significant soil erosion due to the steep slope of the hill, caused the soil to take on the typical characteristics of the Helvetian period. Therefore, it is composed mainly of clay and limestone and has a very substantial percentage of stones. The significant quantity of stones, combined with clay, limits the growth of the Nebbiolo grape and prepares the vines to react quickly to climatic variations, enabling clusters to ripen perfectly.
The wine was aged for about two years, partly in 30 and 35 hectolitre Slavonian oak casks and partly in small 225 litre French oak barrels, and was then blended in the traditional large oak barrels. It completed its refinement in the bottle before being put on the market.
Barolo Sarmassa is well-matched with traditional Langhe egg pasta, tajarin and meat-stuffed ravioli, as well as with roasts, stews, braised meats and game. It is also the ideal companion for goat’s milk and mildly-aged cheeses.