Alessandro grew the fruit for this approachable yet structured Barolo in first-class estate vineyards near his home in the village of Annunziata in Barolo’s La Morra zone. About one-third of the fruit comes from old vines, planted in the 1950s, in the famed Gattera Cru vineyard adjacent to Annunziata. The rest of the fruit comes from other estate-owned vineyard plots near the winery in Annunziata. This comes from first-class Barolo real estate, and the quality shows in your glass!
Alessandro aged this Barolo for 24 months in a combination of French oak barriques and larger tonneau barrels. After careful bottling he aged it at least 12 additional months in the bottle before release.
Here’s how it tastes: This is classic Barolo, beautifully balanced and wonderfully aromatic. Textbook descriptors like roses, red fruits, berries, licorice, and cocoa all come to mind for this deep ruby-red colored Barolo. The lithe and ripe tannins give it regal texture. Already a joy to drink, especially after 30 minutes or more in the decanter, the excellent purity and impressive length suggest this Barolo will have a long life. Enjoy it through 2036.