35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mainly Pajoré in Treiso and some in Barbaresco and Serralunga.
Appellation Langhe D.O.C.
The presence of the Barbera in the new blend of Sito Moresco is already
noticeable from the bright, purple colour that it displays. The nose opens with
rich aromas of violet, it develops into a bouquet of ripe red fruit (like red plums
and cherry) and it ends with a distinctive spice note of saffron. The palate is
round and compact - with a long and savoury finish. Due to its peculiar juiciness,
the 2015 Sito Moresco features a fuller than usual body along with the classic
The four varieties ferment and macerate separately for three weeks. After the
malolactic fermentation, they are blended and then aged in oak for 12 months.
The winter in 2015 has been mild, followed by a rainy spring, which has
provided a good amount of water to the vineyards. May 2015 was marked by
strong temperature variations, crucial for slowing down the blossoming. Indeed,
the bud break has been on average with the previous year. Little incidence of
powdery and downy mildew due to the humidity of the spring months. Thanks
to the appropriate agronomical techniques put in place (cover crops, no
trimmings, shadowing of the bunches) the vines reacted well to the steady
heating trend that took place between July and mid-August. The 2015 harvest
will be remembered for the even ripening of the various plots and the
consequent compactness of the picking period. The harvest started with Barbera
on September 9 and ended with Nebbiolo on September 26.
Most of the fermentations have been spontaneous with an average length of
fifteen days. The process has been regular and steady, without any interruption.
The 2015 red wines feature a gentle tannic structure, a well-balanced acidity
and alcohol, and a great mouth filling texture.
- ANGELO GAJA
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