Complex and persuasive nose with touches of red-berried fruit and spices.
Boasso Barolo Margheria Riserva has a beautiful, intense ruby colour.
In the mouth it manages to admirably combine the sumptuous richness of its structure with a surprising complexity, along with a succulent sour cherry; the finish is long and commensurate, just warmed by an excellent alcoholic strength.
The fermentation takes place in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks at 28°C with frequent daily pumping over for 12-15 days. The tumultuous fermentation is followed by submerged-cap fermentation for 15 days in order to completely extract the tannins and aromas. The wine is placed in new, 20-hectolitre oak barrels, where it remains for 3 years. The wine is never filtered, and is left to further age in the bottle.
The Margheria vineyard covers 0.4 ha. The excellent exposure to the west, the favourable microclimate, the well-suited soil type and the young age of the vines all contribute to obtaining excellent quality grapes. The grapes are hand-picked in mid-October, placed in perforated baskets for their transport to the cellar. The yield of grapes per hectare is 80 quintals.
An elegant partner for roasts, game, stews, and well aged cheeses. To fully appreciate this wine it deserves to be served in large glasses. For older vintages a thorough decanting is recommended.