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General Barolo history

Merli

Varietals Planted: Nebbiolo, Barbera

Bottling: Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne; Sandrone Barbera d'Alba

Vineyard description:

The Sandrone section of the Merli is a south-southwest facing bowl that catches the afternoon light perfectly. The wines made from here are earthy and robust, but with good aromatic complexity.

Township: Novello

Soil: Clay, very compact. Water penetration is difficult in this soil, and tends to run off quickly.

Exposure: South-Southwest

Density: Plants per hectare: 4000

Average Age of vines: 23 years (2010)

Training: Guyot basso

Altitude: 380m

Yields: 35-40 hl/ha

Area: 1.5 ha

Wines: Le Vigne Barolo

Le Vigne BaroloLe Vigne is an "assemblaggio" wine constructed from grapes grown in distinct cru sites in the villages of Barolo, Novello, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba

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