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Giovanni Corino Barolo Vecchie Vigne 2004

Giovanni Corino Barolo Vecchie Vigne 2004

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $135.00
Item No. 117001
  • WS96
  • ST94
  • RP91
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: 14.0%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

One week maceration's long with temperature varying from 25 to 30 Celsius degree - after the separation between the skin grape and liquid, passage in steel for precipitation of the funds. When finish fermentation of the sugars and malolactic fermentation, we start to move the wine in small wood of French oak 80% new and 20% old where remains for 2 years. After this time we assemble the wine in steel where remains for 6 months, at the end of which he is bottled and allow us to keep for two years before to sell.

Critical Acclaim

"A wonderful nose of rose petal, berries and sandalwood turns to lavender and violet. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Such beauty. Best after 2012. 245 cases made."
96 Points

"Good medium red. Terrific lift to the aromas of cherry, dried rose, marzipan and brown spices. Very deep and juicy, with a penetrating quality to the black and red cherry, spice and mineral flavors. Really packed with flavor, but more backward and serious than the basic Giachini bottling. Offers outstanding mouth coverage and length."
94 Points

"The 2004 Barolo Vecchie Vigne is made from Corino's oldest vines in the Giachini vineyard and aged in 100% new French oak. It is a sweet, explosive wine that bursts from the glass with layers of dark fruit, spices, new leather and French oak, showing notable concentration and richness. The pedigree of the vintage is evident, even if the French oak seems a touch too much. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019. "
91 Points

Learn About Giovanni Corino Map ItMap It

2006 marked a new era for the Corino family: Renato and Giuliano split the estate. While Giuliano kept the Giovanni Corino label, Renato started his own new label, and they divided the vineyards amicably and equally. The Giovanni Corino estate remains directly next to the classic Giachini vineyard, from where their flagship wine comes (and nearly all of the fruit for the old-vine...

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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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