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Prunotto Bric Turot Barbaresco 2015

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Garnet red in color with dark ruby highlights, the wine offers a complex nose with notes of licorice, berry, cinnamon, clove and violet. The flavors are supported by ample tannins and the finish is long with pleasing notes of ripe fruit.

It is an excellent pairing with meat dishes and cheeses with its full body and structure.

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WS 92
Wine Spectator
Cherry, hay, rose and tobacco aromas and flavors are the highlights of this fluid Barbaresco. Firmly structured and balanced by the sweet, ripe fruit at the core. Shows fine length and leaves a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2022 through 2033.
JS 92
James Suckling
Dried roses, fresh cranberries, citrus and spices. Medium to full body, a driven line of acidity, firm tannins and a fresh finish.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Scorched earth, leather, underbrush and a balsamic note of camphor slowly take shape on this. The palate is lean-bodied and focused, offering sour cherry, cranberry and a hint of baking spice alongside fine-grained tannins and surprisingly bright acidity given the hot vintage. Give it time to fully come around. Drink 2023–2030.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barbaresco Bric Turot has a toasty front nose and not much grit in the mouth, but it's more polished and relaxed overall. These are qualities I generally associate with the 2015 vintage. There is good structure and firmness at the back.
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Prunotto, Italy
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The winery is named for Alfredo Prunotto who bought a struggling Piedmont cooperative winery in 1923 and made it his own. Under his leadership, Prunotto wines established an excellent reputation for quality and were among the very first in Piedmont to be exported abroad. Although Alfredo sold the winery upon his retirement in 1956, his legacy continues today with the Antinori family. The Antinoris have moved the winery forward by investing in vineyards, equipment, and varietal analysis, carrying on Alfredo’s legacy and making Prunotto the success that it is today.

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A wine that most perfectly conveys the spirit and essence of its place, Barbaresco is true reflection of terroir. Its star grape, like that in the neighboring Barolo region, is Nebbiolo. Four townships within the Barbaresco zone can produce Barbaresco: the actual village of Barbaresco, as well as Neive, Treiso and San Rocco Seno d'Elvio.

Broadly speaking there are more similarities in the soils of Barbaresco and Barolo than there are differences. Barbaresco’s soils are approximately of the same two major soil types as Barolo: blue-grey marl of the Tortonion epoch, producing more fragile and aromatic characteristics, and Helvetian white yellow marl, which produces wines with more structure and tannins.

Nebbiolo ripens earlier in Barbaresco than in Barolo, primarily due to the vineyards’ proximity to the Tanaro River and lower elevations. While the wines here are still powerful, Barbaresco expresses a more feminine side of Nebbiolo, often with softer tannins, delicate fruit and an elegant perfume. Typical in a well-made Barbaresco are expressions of rose petal, cherry, strawberry, violets, smoke and spice. These wines need a few years before they reach their peak, the best of which need over a decade or longer. Bottle aging adds more savory characteristics, such as earth, iron and dried fruit.

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Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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