De Forville Barbaresco ‘Loreto’ 2017

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Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Appellation: Barbaresco DOCG

Vineyards: From the Loreto vineyard in the Ovello cru

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: 24 months in 50-hl neutral Slavonian oak botti

Soil: Limestone-clay marls

Training Method: Guyot

Harvest Period: : Manual, usually in early-mid October

Serving Temperature: 60-65°F

The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Here, the family was instantly engaged in growing the Nebbiolo grape under the direction of Gioachino De Forville. He was succeeded by his son, Vincenzo, followed by Vincenzo’s nephew, Paolo and, then, the fourth generation is represented by Paolo’s daughter, Mafalda and her husband, Bruno Anfosso. Now, the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso, the two sons of Bruno and Mafalda.

In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles. 

 

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