Barolo DOCG Vintage 2018

Wine

Barolo has been defined more times the king of the wines; noble and generous known in Italy and to the foreign countries for his austerity, wealth of tastes and of aromas.

Produced south-west of Alba, in a region with rolling hills, which are steeper in some areas, Barolo is a wine with singular and precious characteristics that are determined by the complex geological profile of the area.

Today Barolo is the most esteemed Italian denomination, and the two castles of the Marchese of Barolo and Count Cavour, where it was created, are important oenological centers.

Tasting Notes

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: garnet red with orange reflections with ageing

Scent in perfume: intense, exceptionally complex, with notes of violets and vanilla

Flavour: dry, full-bodied and well balanced

Best served at: 18-20° C. – 65-68° F.

Food matches: first dishes, red meats, cheese, game

Vinification: traditional

Fining: long maceration on the skins, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Ageing 2 years in Slavonian oak barrels

Size / Format: 0,75 l and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 10-15 years after harvest

Reviews

The WineHunter 2022 Punteggio 88,00-89,99/100

Guide The WineHunter

Score Punteggio 88,00-89,99/100

Publish Year 2022

Vintage 2018

We are proud to communicate that our wine has been awarded at International Competition Mundus Vini and The WineHunter Award:

Barolo DOCG 2018

A good result that reward our work!

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James Suckling 2022 92/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 92/100

Publish Year 2022

Vintage 2018

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barolo DOCG 2018 with a score of 92/100.

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Falstaff 2021 92/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 92/100

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2017

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2021 and has been awarded 92/100 for the wine Barolo Docg 2017

James Suckling 2021 94/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 94/100

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2016

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barolo DOCG 2016 with a score of 94/100.

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Falstaff 2020 90/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2020 and has been awarded 90/100 for the wine Barolo Docg 2016

Jancis Robinson 2020 17.5/20

Guide Jancis Robinson

Score 17.5/20

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Rating: 17.5/20

NHB. A little sullen on the nose. Chocolatey oak with a very faint note of coconut. Fragrant even in the mouth, but at the moment it’s all oak. Beautiful oak, but nevertheless, all oak.

Some dried cherries. Some cranberry raisins, some red-apple skin. Mushrooms dipped in truffle dipped in cherry liqueur.

The tannins are beautiful – not yet resolved but like a child with great bone structure, all set for a stunning future.

When this is ready, it will fit into its own skin with a silky fluidity that will stop hearts. Long.

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Vine

Nebbiolo is the oldest indigenous red-grape vine of Piedmont and one of the noblest and most prestigious in Italy.

Its name derives from ‘nebbia’, the Italian word for mist or fog: some say this is owing to the ‘misty’ look of its grapes, with their velvety covering, and others that it is because the late-ripening grape is often harvested during early autumn fogs.

Known also as ‘Queen of red grapes’ it is a finicky vine, requiring elaborate care and attention in order to thrive.

It is precisely for this reason that it has known both heydays and moments of utter abandon in the past, although local producers have remained faithful to it through thick and thin, continuing to make the great wines it is capable of producing.

Nebbiolo is a demanding vine, needing exactly the right soil type, a south-facing hillside, pruning and training.

calcareous tufa-based soil is ideal for this vine that buds early – towards the middle of April – and ripens later than most other varieties, around the middle of October.

It suffers sudden changes in temperature but oscillations between day and night temperatures are an advantage during the grape ripening phase.

For a correct formation of tannins in the grape skins, south or south-west facing hillsides are required, where spring frosts rarely occur.

The Nebbiolo vine produces strong powerful wines, rich in alcohol, that express their characteristics after a period of ageing.

From the cultivation of Nebbiolo, Piedmont produces some of its greatest red wines, the pride of the Region.

Vineyard & Vintage Features

Barolo DOCG 2018

Vineyard

Production area: comune di La Morra

Farming: modified guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 78 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 5.400 liters

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 14,5 %

Sugar rate: < 4 g/l

Total SO2: < 100 mg/l

Total Acidity: 5,2 g/l