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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2006
Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2006
(search item no. 93893)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vivid ruby red in color, Fiulot offers supple aromas of plum and cherry on the nose. Warm and well balanced in the mouth, Fiulot is round and generous, with rich spicy flavors of coffee and dried figs. The clean tannins and crisp acidity frame this wine's velvety fruit and straightforward texture. In Piedmontese dialect, "fiulot" means young man. Prunotto has chosen this clever name for the most youthful wine in their portfolio. A great value wine, Fiulot is recommended with roasted or grilled red and white meat, pasta, risottos, and lamb chops.
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About Alfredo Prunotto:

Following World War II, Alfredo Prunotto and his wife took over and restored an old cooperative winery called "Vini delle Langhe", establishing a new era under the Prunotto name. Prunotto imposed new standards on production, elevating the level of quality and succeeding in exporting his wines to several countries. Prunotto was the first winery to individually select grapes from the finest vineyards and to designate the name of the vineyard (cru) as a symbol of the quality and specific characteristics of the wine.

The Antinori group purchased the winery in 1989 and made great investments towards improvements. The strategic vision brought by Antinori is well represented by the acquisition of prominent vineyards in the most exclusive areas: the Bussia vineyard, acquired in 1990, and the Bric Turot vineyard, bought in 1997, to name two.

Prunotto's desire to control every detail in all phases of production, starting from the vine and ending in the glass has become a distinctive feature of their high quality. The balance between tradition and innovation continues to be a distinctive feature of Prunotto wines. The meticulous care for each bottle is the result of a century of experience, great passion for wine and love for the land of Piedmont. These characteristics made Prunotto a leader in the production of Alba's finest wines.