Barolo Brunate 2017
Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from the historical Cru Brunate, located in La Morra, on the south side towards Barolo, with about 4,600 plants per hectare. The average age of the vines is 54 years old; the soil is a mix of limestone and clay. The grapes are gently crushed and fermented for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks with skin contact. This time includes pre- and post- fermentative maceration with the traditional method of submerged cap. Malolactic takes place in barriques.
Aging: The wine is aged for 32 months in big oak barrels and barriques and bottled without filtration.
Description: Intense ruby-red colour. Explosive, powerful and generous nose. Fruity notes of plum, citron and grapefruit, along with spicy overtones. In the glass it gradually shows violet aromas, very typical of the Brunate vineyard. Full and intense on the palate. The tannins are soft, round and velvety, distinctive of the La Morra terroir. Licorice root noticeable on the finish.
“The 2017 Barolo Brunate is a powerful, brooding wine. Huge dark fruit, leather, spice, menthol and dried herbs all build in a potent Barolo that is enshrouded by tannins. The 2017 is going to need quite a bit of time in the cellar. Today, it is very much a brooding powerhouse. Dark wild cherry, licorice, tar, menthol and spice take shape in the glass, but the 2017 is clearly an infant, and an unruly one at that.”
(A. Galloni, February 2021)
Food pairings: Red meats, roasts, wild game.