Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Sotto Castello 2006

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$50.00 $39.99
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Item No. 107784
  • red wine
  • WS93
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A ripe wine with generous flavors of blueberries, spices, violets and toasted oak. This well-structured Barolo has elegant tannins with considerable depth and an overall harmonic finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A dose of new oak softens the impact of this red, whose licorice, bitter almond, cherry and iron flavors pack power and backbone, courtesy of the stiff tannins. Well-proportioned, a bit cheesy, with enough sweetness to match the structure. Fine length. Best from 2013 through 2030."
93 Points

"The 2006 Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello presents an open, gorgeous bouquet that melds into black cherries, plums, licorice, tar, menthol and sweet spices. A supple, round Barolo, the Sotto Castello di Novello reveals plenty of length on the palate and a harmonious finish. This soft, accessible Barolo seems built for near-term pleasure, and there is no shortage of that here. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. "
90 Points

Learn About Giacomo Grimaldi Map ItMap It

Giacomo Grimaldi, was founded in 1930 by Ernesto Grimaldi. In 1983 the winery was inherited by Giacomo, who sold the greatest part of his grapes in bulk, while keeping only a small part to be bottled for sale to a mostly local clientele. In 1996 Ferruccio Grimaldi, Giacomo's son decided to continue the family wine business. Animated by a great passion, Ferruccio started to...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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