The Ascheri vineyard gives the perfume and elegance which is more in line with the Barolo commune.
It has a deep garnet colour.
Ellena Barolo Ascheri Riserva has a great value with ripe layers of dark fruit, cherry, Indian spice and dried rose petal. It puts all its cards out there for you to read but with a solid skeleton of structure and the skin of tight tannins. The mouthfeel is sweeping and wide and the finish is laden with lovely softness and ripe fruit.
45 -60 days of maceration on skins. For the first 10 days with frequent cap punch-downs, then for 5 – 7 weeks with traditional maceration with submerged cap. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in barriques and barrel for about 30 months. The wine is bottled in summer without filtration and bottle ageing for 9 – 12 months.
Game, red meat, meat braised in the same wine and mature cheese.