The relationship between Porello family and vineyards dates back to the ’30s when Cesare Porello devoted himself to the production of wine, turning a small farm into a winery. Today his nephew Marco leads it with the same care, managing 15 hectares of vineyards lying on a unique land, in Vezza d’Alba and Canale d’Alba, emerged from the retreat of the Po Sea, about 16 million years ago.
Roero Torretta DOCG was born exactly in Canale d’Alba, on Torretta vineyard facing South West, lying on medium density calcareous, clayey and sandy soils, from vines 30-50 years old. The handpicked grapes are collected in small wooden boxes and sent to the cellar, where they are de-stemmed, soft-crushed and macerated for 10-12 days. After alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks the wine matures in 500-litre barrels and oak barrels for 12-18 months (according to the vintage) and another 6 months in bottle.
The result is an intense ruby red wine which, in this 2016 vintage, shows aromas of black cherry, raspberry jam, tamarind syrup, dried petals of rose and violet and a twist of black pepper, herbs and pine resin. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, round and fragrant, with good structure and flavor surrounded by few gentle tannins which leads to a fruity finish.
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