Our Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is the soul of Trediberri, the cornerstone of the entire project.
The exceptional terroir and extremely limited quantity produced spurs us to consider every tiny detail, with the aim of producing a wine of a quality that this vineyard deserves. The first vintages we produced were dictated by the tiny quantity of grapes and hence the need to age the wine in small barrels. With the increase in vineyard at our disposal, we are now able to age the Rocche dell’Annunziata in a single botte of 25hl (2,500 litres/660 gallons) made from Slavonian oak by Garbellotto. This means that the focus of the wine is purity of fruit and clarity of the aromas. The wine is fermented in a single cement tank of 50hl (5,000 itres/1,320 gallons) with an initial inoculation using a specific pied de cuve already under fermentation. We pump-over 5-6 time per day for the first week, and 2-3 times per day for the rest of the fermentation and maceration. The length of skin contact varies between 3 and 4 weeks depending upon the quality of the grapes and the thickness of the skins. It then ages for 20 to 24 months in wood, with 1-2 rackings per year, is fined with Bentonite if needed and bottled without filtration.
Our Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is packaged and sold exclusively in wooden six-boxes and a few magnums – typically 24-30.