Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco 2017
From one of Piedmont's most venerable and respected producers, this wine offers fantastic value for Barbaresco. It's forged in cement tanks and aged one year in Slavonian and French oak barrels. Though it can be enjoyed now with game or meat stews, it's also a great choice for the cellar and should continue to evolve through 2035.
The grapes that contribute to the production of this particular cuvée of Barolo come exclusively from vineyards owned by "Crus Storici" located in the Municipality of Barolo on gently sloping hills, formed by clayey limestone soils interspersed with compact layers of gray sandstone and covered with sands quartz and very fine silt. Nebbiolo is the eclectic vine par excellence: from the compact clay and limestone soils extract an abundance of mineral salts and trace elements that enrich the structure, from the loose soils of sands and silt it picks up fragrant and spicy aromas. The desire is to obtain the assembly that achieves the harmonious synthesis of the characteristics of the vintage, in relation to the climatic trend and the main characteristics expressed by Nebbiolo based on the microclimate and the quality of the soils of the individual vineyards.
The wine is first aged in small oak barrels, then it is assembled in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels which contribute to making it harmonious and balanced, increasing the finesse of the bouquet. Before being put on the market it completes its refinement in the bottle for a few months.
The Barolo of the Municipality of Barolo reaches maturity after 6 years from the harvest and the maturation plateau reaches 30 years.
The color is garnet red, with ruby hues. The scent is intense and persistent with a clear hint of spices, cinnamon, absinthe, tobacco and scrub rose. The taste is full and elegant, with soft and enveloping tannins. The spicy and the woody blend perfectly.
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