This Barolo was produced for the first time in 1921. The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo come from three townships: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and La Morra. In Castiglione Falletto is the vineyard Vignolo, and Rocche Moriondino (planted in 1960). In the village of Barolo are two vineyards: the historical cru Vignane (planted 1994–1998) and Via Nuova (planted in 1940) both very important and suitable areas for Nebbiolo. La Morra is a small vineyard which is the third commune in this Barolo. The grapes are hand harvested normally during the first 10 days of October. Maceration and the fermentation occur in steel rotary temperature controlled fermenters. Malolactic fermentation follows in oak barrels. The
wine ages in French oak barriques for 12 months and a further 12 months in large French oak casks and finally 12 months in bottle.
This classic Barolo is decadent and
exotic with wild aromas of ripe berries and black truffles. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and an incredible finish.
"Shows loads of ripe blackberry and rose petal on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit. Delicious. Best after 2011"
"The 2005 Barolo reveals an expressive core of perfumed red raspberries, spices and sweet herbs. This sexy, elegant wine possesses lovely balance and tons of style. Over the last few years the house’s Barolo has established itself as one of the most consistently outstanding wines in its class. The 2005 is simply delicious and highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep red. Sexy, pure aromas of cherry, menthol and underbrush. Supple, vinous and fine-grained, with a sneaky sweetness in the middle palate. Pure, sharply detailed, nicely balanced wine with a rising finish and firm spine. An excellent basic Barolo bottling."
International Wine Cellar