Prunotto Barolo 2009

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 128485
  • RP94
  • W&S92
  • V91
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Garnet red in color with ample and complex aromas of violets and berry fruit, full and velvety in flavor and very balanced. Its structure and body make it an ideal match for meat and game dishes and for cheese.

100% Nebbiolo

Critical Acclaim

"Prunotto’s 2009 Barolo shows austere aromas of pressed fruit, tar and licorice. There’s no question that this wine has been made with impeccable precision. With a little time in the glass, softer tones of spice and leather become more evident. It shows medium body with rock solid structure at the back."
94 Points

"Scents of porcini and of root vegetables pulled from the earth add to this wine’s classical impression, as do the formidable tannins wrapped with lasting red fruit. Those tannins carry an equally red spice, transforming the vintage’s ripeness into an autumnal feel. A few years in the cellar should allow the fruit to express itself more fully."
92 Points

"Prunotto's 2009 Barolo is totally open for business. Rich, round and seductive, the 2009 flows across the palate with sweet red berries, crushed flowers and spices. The 2009 won't last forever, but it is a very pretty and delicious Barolo to drink now and over the next handful of years. The long, persistent finish in particular makes it hard to resist a second taste."
91 Points

"Prunotto’s straight Barolo shows juicy, ripe cherry, white pepper and balsamic sensations, and just a hint of espresso. It’s nicely balanced, although there’s not a ton of complexity."
90 Points

Learn About Prunotto Map ItMap It

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...

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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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