On the palate, the wine is as warm as a woman who’s just made love: opulent and sensual. Morello cherries reveal them- selves in the long and bewitching finish, and the choice of the name – suggested hi- therto by a thousand hints – becomes evident. Marasco confirms – no matter what the institutional context might be – that Barolo is the wine of Kings and the King of wines.
Nomen omen. The intense and yet delicate purple colour of the still very young wine doesn’t allow for any of the softer tones, hinting at time that has yet to go by.
In the nose, roses and violets alternate, barely revealing promising fragrances yet to unravel.
|GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE VINEYARD||
about 320 m. above sea level
about 2 ha.
|NUMBER OF PLANTS PER HECTARE||
|AGE OF THE VINES||
over 25 years.
|YIELDS PER HECTARE||
48/50 quintals (4.8/5 tons.).
|YIELDS PER HECTARE IN HECTOLITERS||
destemming, pressing, maceration with the skins for about 4 days in horizontal tanks, controlled temperature fer- mentation.
in fine grain French oak barriques for over 24 months.
Alongside its traditional pairings, Marasco is exalted by the company of ripe cheeses – whether of sheep’s milk or of mixed sheep and goat’s milk – the kind of “toma” that you would almost deliberately forget in your cellar until time has taken its course.