Barolo, Brunate
Marco Marengo

Barolo, Brunate, 2007


Destination

vintage

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2007
12x75cl
DP
£686.46


Marco Marengo, Barolo, Brunate, 2007

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

There have been many great Brunates from Marengo over the years, it seems that every year the quality bar is raised and the style just becomes more and more refined. 2007 is his greatest effort yet. This mixes the “Brunate” power, sultry earthiness and spice with a beautiful and very clear red fruit character in the Burgundian mould, wonderful and truly uplifting flavours of juicy wild strawberries, red cherry, bullace, dried flower, Victoria plum and wineberry together with notes of earth, deep minerals and cinnamon. Sheer pleasure. One of the top Cru vineyards of Barolo, situated high up in the La Morra commune, a touch more new oak is used for this (40%) than the Bricco Viole because of the extra power of the Brunate wines; however, the extra influence of oak on the flavour itself is minimal.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
11/2011

Notes
Moderately saturated medium red. Sexy red fruits, dried rose, brown spices and a hint of menthol. Velvety, ripe and deep, with bright acidity framing the flavors of red berries and spices. Wonderful Brunate perfume accentuated by the vibrancy of the vintage. Finishes fine-grained, subtle and very long, with noble tannins. Offers great early appeal but this has the balance for a slow and positive evolution in bottle.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

Appellation:

Producer:
Marco Marengo

style:

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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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