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Matteo Correggia





Grape Type:


Roero, Riserva, Roche d'Ampsej, 2016

6x150cl £345.00

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Tasting Note:

A mouth-coating Roero of real presence and stature. Flavours of ripe strawberry, crushed herbs and cocoa supported but not dominated by the background oak barrel notes of sap and vanilla pod. The well-integrated oak spice marries well with the fruit to give a powerful, smooth and corpulent Nebbiolo. A single vineyard Roero of 45-year-old vines planted on a mixture of light, sandy soils typical of Roero together with less common iron-rich clay, which produce Roeros of extraordinary class and depth that can age well. As of the 2005 vintage this is designated DOCG, so can now be called Riserva. Aged for two years in oak barrels (half 600 litres and half barriques) and two years in bottle. Half of the cuvee undergoes a traditional 60-day maceration and the other half a shorter more modern fermentation. Only the prime plots are used for this cuvée, Correggia making only 6000 bottles out of a potential 12,000.

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