We recommend pairings with dishes of roast red meat and game. It is great to accompany the first main course of the Piedmontese cuisine: agnolotti and tajarin with meat ragout.
Socré has for a long period sold its grapes to farmers in the plains of Piedmont (who historically made wine for their own consumption) and to other wineries, reserving to itself only a small percentage of wine, for family use. Since 1999, it has gradually increased the proportion of grapes made into wine, moving the winery and investing in equipment. The company’s flagship wine, back then just as now, is Barbaresco, in the vintage version and in the Roncaglie version. Barbaresco Roncaglie is the first wine of the house; our wine for special occasions; with great body, complex structure and deep garnet red color. It has fine and elegant scent of violets, mint and cherry jam. The palate is soft and smooth to continue in length with dense and silky tannins.
VINIFICATION: Soft crushing and destemming, most on the skin in oak barrels for 12-20 days, drawing off at least the 10% of the must and several pumping over, pressing and fermentation with only autochthonous yeast. Racking in stainless steel tanks for 24-48 hours, than in barrique at controlled temperature (20-21°C.) for malolactic fermentation without sulfites added.
Aging: 18-24 months in French barrique and 12 months in big oak barrels
Refining: 12 months in bottle
Color: The color is deep garnet red. With aging brick red hues become more prominent.
Nose: Dried Violet, Dried Rose, Cherry jam, Plum jam, Raspberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Leather, Menthol
Palate: Good tannin, smooth, elegant, balanced long finishing with remind of red fruits jam