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
- 2018 | James Suckling91
- 2017 | Gourmet Traveller Magazine93
Stainless steel, concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
27 °C (80.6 °F)
Aging before bottling:
8 Months in Stainless Steel
Aging in bottle:
La Morra and Neviglie, Piedmont
2 hectares (5 acres)
Calcareous clay with sub-alkaline mixture and organic substances
320 meters (1,050 feet) above sea level
5,000 vines per hectare
Southern and southwestern
2000, 2003, 2015, 2019
Age of vines:
0- 19 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
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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.
Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2-60.8 °F).
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.
3 - 8 years
Alc. cont. 13,5% by vol.
The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti