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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Castello di Verduno

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Variety:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, Riserva, Monvigliero, 2015

6x75cl £335.00

5 cases Equiv. £55.84 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Full-bodied, broad flavours but with a softer, creamier note to the tannins than usual. More of an open book than it often can be in its youth, this is replete with silky Victoria plum, tayberry, strawberry, summer pudding and griotte fruit with a sweet clove spice touch. Supple, fluid and long, one of the most expressive Monvigliero’s we can remember tasting. One of the great historic Crus of the area. The steep south-facing slope and, unusually for the area, the chalky sandy soils, give powerful wines of great tannic finesse, spiciness and minerality. There is also the fine perfume you’d expect from the river-influenced Verduno commune, where big day/night temperature differences build aromatics in the wines. For Riservas here the winemaking is the same as the other Crus, though the wine is kept an additional two years in bottle before released. Long slow fermentation in open oak vats for up to 60 days, followed by ageing in large used Slavonian oak casks for 3 years.

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