WINERY: Azienda Agricola Ronchi
WINEMAKER: Giancarlo Rocca
REGION: ITALY • Piedmont • Barbaresco
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Alba DOC
BLEND: 100% Barbera
VINEYARDS: Estate vines are located near the cru ‘Ronchi’ vineyard, at 960 feet above sea level and facing east. The land forms a natural amphitheater. Soils are a classic mix of clay and limestone-rich marl.
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; pressed then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in a combination of French oak barrels and large cask (“botti”) for 12 months.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of ripe red plum, dried rose petals, red and black cherries, red summer fruit. Juicy and fresh, with lively spice: cinnamon, pepper, vanilla.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Air-dried salami with black pepper; braised red meats; aged sheep’s cheese
NOTES: In Piedmontese dialect, “terlé” means to be emotionally thrilled, to be intensely moved by joyful events.