Barolo, Bricco Viole
Marco Marengo

Barolo, Bricco Viole, 2017


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2017
12x75cl
DP
£512.46


Marco Marengo, Barolo, Bricco Viole, 2017

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Full and hearty but with enough juice and fruit sweetness to cover the structure and body. On the darker, earthier, spicier side of the spectrum. Exotic notes of cinnamon and star anise coupled with undergrowth and dark hedgerow berry . A clear character which it expresses well and clearly. Ripe and rich but with distinct clarity and freshness of fruit. Bricco Viole is a very fine Barolo vineyard that translates as ‘Top of the Violet Hill’ and is one of highest vineyards in the Barolo commune region, 400–450 metres above sea level. Marco's windy, exposed parcel is blessed with a fair chunk of 50-70-year-old vines. It is a late-ripening vineyard that produces small intense berries. The ageing is the same as for Brunate, 24 months in barriques, with a 25% new oak.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2021

Notes
The 2017 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is a powerful, driving wine. All the signatures of this site are amplified in 2017. There is plenty of that distinctive red berry fruit but the tannins are also pretty imposing. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Producer:
Marco Marengo

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Allergen Information:
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Marco Marengo

Marco Marengo

Marco Marengo makes thrilling wines but is still, just about, one of those under the radar producers and as a result the wines offer tremendous value. After working with his father, Mario, for years he finally went it alone in 2001 when his father passed away. With his small holding of 6ha Marco makes some of the most stylish and characterful wines in the region. From Dolcetto through to the fantastic Barolo, Le Brunate - they display the elegance and drinkability that should define great La Morra wines. The Brunate, for which Marco has gained a great reputation, is the jewel in his crown. It is one of the great cru in Barolo and the quintessential La Morra style Barolo with its ethereal perfume and finesse tinged with a complex earthiness and refined but powerful tannins. Marco owns two parcels of vines ranging from 15 to 70 years old. After a gentle, slow fermentation and maceration, the wines are aged in oak barriques, with an absolutely maximum of 25% new wood, for 24 months.

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