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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Batasiolo Barolo 2001
Batasiolo Barolo 2001
(search item no. 87941)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Barolo is the most aristocratic of the red traditional wines of Piedmont. The vineyards of Nebbiolo for Barolo are cultivated in very restricted areas of the Langhe hills where the soil is particularly precious. The Barolo applellation covers 3,000 acres and is known as the "Wine of Kings and the King of Wines" due to its high quality and early favor in history with the Royal family of the House of Savoy.

Ethereal, intense, with notes of spices and dried fruits. Offers great finesse on the nose and palate. Dry, full-bodied, imposing-yet-elegant, austere-but-velvety.

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About Batasiolo:

In the local dialect of old rural Piedmont the word "beni", meaning "property, assets", has always been used with a slightly different meaning, denoting not only the farming land belonging to large landowners, but also small-holdings: "andè' nti beni" means going out into the fields or the vineyards to work or to give instruction. Nourishment comes from the land - the asset par excellence - and the soul of the farmer, who identifies himself with his property, is inextricably tied to the land.

The "Beni di Batasiolo", the amphitheatre of vineyards surrounding Batasiolo's cellars, was the original setting for their company. Over the years other farms - other "properties" - have been added to this nucleus, and now the estate covers nearly one hundred hectares of vineyards, making it one of the largest farming concerns in the Langhe.