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TreMilo Vertical 2016, 2017 & 2018
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TreMilo Vertical 2016, 2017 & 2018
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Named in honor of our founder's sons, Tre and Milo; this single-vineyard Barolo has a gorgeous garnet color. While each vintage is subtly different, this wine is known for a complex nose of red fruit and herbaceous notes.

Striking bright cherry and rhubarb stand out along with forest floor, black licorice and a hint of balsamic. This complex wine has tertiary nuances of tobacco, wild roses and violets. An elegant Barolo that is vibrant yet structured with muscular tannins and high acidity. This is a remarkable, fine wine and the 2016, 2017 and 2018 are remarkable vintages.

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The half-acre vineyard is located within the high-altitude Ginestra Cru of Monforte d'Alba. The famous vineyard has a southeastern exposure with clay soil composition. The vines for this Nebbiolo are up to 75 years old.
Production Notes
WINEMAKING 2016 Grapes were hand-harvested on October 16th. The traditional long maceration took 38 days, and the wine went through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank. It spent 10 months in tank before being transferred to a single 25hl Mittelberger botte for two years. Bottled on April 29, 2020. WINEMAKING 2017 Grapes were harvested on October 12. After fermentation, this wine saw 25 days of maceration before being racked to a single 35hl Mittelberger botte. The wine was bottled on August 28, 2020 and released in March 2021. WINEMAKING 2018 The harvest began on Oct 22. Fermentations started slowly in concrete tanks and finished in 11 days. Macerations lasted 39 days total. The wine was racked off the skins to age in a 25hl Mittelberger botte, Bottled on September 7, 2021.
Winemaker Notes
VINTAGE 2016 - Epic The fantastic 2016 vintage produced some of the finest Baroli in a decade. Good snow melts from a healthy winter, followed by alternating cool and warm days of spring and summer with a small amount of rain in July. Autumn brought cool evenings and sunny days to maintain a balanced weather pattern that was perfect for the long maturing nature of Nebbiolo. VINTAGE 2017 - Challenging The challenging 2017 vintage started off with a wet spring, followed by a very hot summer. The spring started warm, but on Easter there was a heat spike followed by a temperature drop below freezing. The weather continued to follow an erratic pattern of rainy and cold – with a second freeze a week after the first. It finally stabilized in May, with zero rainfall until September 1st. VINTAGE 2018 - Moderate 2018 was a moderate vintage that was never too hot, never too cold. The vines never seemed particularly stressed, and the vintage finished with real heat only in September. Winter rains replenished the water tables after the brutally dry summer and autumn of 2017. The summer was mild, and the hillsides stayed vibrantly green throughout the summer – a rarity in northern Italy.
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