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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Langhe Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo 7 – 10 years Dark brown marl, red marl 1.5 ha
Dolcetto d’Alba “Vigna la Costa”
Dolcetto Planted in 1986 Limestone, grey and white marl 3 ha
Barolo “Ravera”
Nebbiolo Planted in 1960 Grey and white marl 2 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All vineyards are in the commune of Monforte
• Hand harvested
• During fermentation the wines are pumped over 3 times a day

Langhe Nebbiolo:
• Cold maceration for 24 – 36 hours
• During first 7 – 8 days of fermentation, pump-overs at least 3 times a day
• Elevage in stainless steel tanks for 5 - 6 months
• Aged 3 months in bottle before release

Dolcetto d’Alba “Vigna la Costa”:
• During alcoholic fermentation the temperature is kept at 26-28°C
• Delestage halfway through the alcoholic fermentation
• Maceration lasts 7 days
• Elevage in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 months
• Aged 3 months in bottle before release

Barolo “Ravera”:
• Delestage every other day during alcoholic fermentation
• Submerged-cap maceration lasts 20-25 days, depending on the vintage
• Aged in second-passage barriques for one year, then in 10-year-old oak botti (40 hL, 20 hL, and 15 hL) for 15 months
• Aged 8-10 months in bottle before release

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Appellation(s)
Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo
Producer
Massimo Benevelli
Founded
1978
Annual Production
3,750 cases
Farming
Traditional
Website
http://barolobenevelli.com/

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