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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2007
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2007
(search item no. 110985)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a magnificent garnet-red color with intense ruby-red reflections, of correct intensity and tonality. The nose is composite, rich, full and persistent, with hints of vanilla, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and underbrush. Impressive taste sensations reveal the wine's imperious, noble, warm and velvety character, and the flavor is long and intense.
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About Marcarini:

Luisa & Manuel Marchetti have been in charge of Luisa's family winery since 1990, with Manuel responsible for sales & promotions, Luisa orchestrating the wines with consultant oenologist Armando Cordero. Founded by Luisa's great-great-great-grandfather, the estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels as early as 1950. The property covers 62 acres, 42 of which are under vine. In fact, one of Marcarini's superb, historical crus is 150-year-old Boschi di Berri, whose Dolcetto vines are among the oldest in Italy, having survived Phylloxera and maintained indigenous rootstock. The Marchettis' varietal map (except the Shiraz) is almost exclusively native to the Langhe hills. The Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo are grown within the estate's original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra: two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra. The building itself (adjoining a medieval tower) goes back to the 1700s: the cool, ancient underground cellars provide an ideal environment for the wines’ classic élevage. The exceptional vineyards – all estate-owned – are the true heart of the winery. The superb locations, steepness of the slopes and nature of the terrain, exposure to the sunlight, exceptional microclimate, are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management.