Langhe Nebbiolo Lasarin DOC

Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758, surrounded on all sides by perfectly manicured hillside vineyards. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. The winery’s historic cool, underground cellars are ideal for classic élevage. The exquisite Marcarini range features an embracing style, outstanding longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for.

Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri Pre-Fillossera, one of its historic crus, is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre-Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned in some of the most sought-after areas of the region known for winemaking excellence. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimate are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. Vineyard surface covers 42 of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively).

Lasarin is produced from Macarini’s youngest Nebbiolo vineyards in Neviglie. The younger vines of this noble variety lead to wines with great freshness and immediate appeal. The grapes macerate for about ten days and the wine aged in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s natural acidity and fragrance. Particularly food friendly.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | Gourmet Traveller Magazine93
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel, concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

5-10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

27 °C (80.6 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Container size:

50 Hl

Bottling period:

May

Aging before bottling:

8 Months in Stainless Steel

Aging in bottle:

2 Months

Closure:

Diam

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

La Morra and Neviglie, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay with sub-alkaline mixture and organic substances

Vine training:

Espalier

Altitude:

320 meters (1,050 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

85 q/ha

Exposure:

Southern and southwestern

Years planted:

2000, 2003, 2015, 2019

Age of vines:

0- 19 years old

Time of harvest:

Late September

First vintage of this wine:

1980s

Total yearly production (in bottles):

15,000

Tasting notes:

Its full nose recalls flowers, raspberries and blackberries. On the palate, it is dry, balanced, velvety and enjoyably tannic, a legacy of the noble Nebbiolo grape.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2-60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Even if “Lasarin” pairs well with all types of cuisine, it is particularly exalted by pasta dishes without too much sauce, white meat, grilled meat and fresh cheeses.

Aging potential:

3 - 8 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13,5% by vol.

Winemaker:

The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti