Our Barolo Classico is the wine that we produce that truly showcases the area of Barolo. It is produced as a combination of five of the most prestigious vineyards of the Barolo area: Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste and San Pietro delle Viole. This is a wine that fully reflects the elegance and the power of a wine from our home in the village of Barolo.
The 2015 vintage was very unique in challenges that we had not seen in several years. Heavy rains and snow during the winter of 2014/2015 helped provide an incredible relief to the vineyards that led to a very warm early spring which started the season quite quickly. Normal budbreak and flowering season turned into a very warm and dry summer that normally could have been a problem but the work we did in the early season allowed enough water and growth to produce a beautifully healthy and fully mature crop. Our harvest season was able to avoid some of the early October rains and our fruit from our Barolo vineyards showed incredible concentration and ripeness with vibrant acidity.
In the cellar, our Barolo brings together some of the younger vine fruit within our single Crus to produce a traditional Barolo with slightly more freshness. Fermentation is started spontaneously in concrete tanks for about 12 days, before a full 30 day cap-submerged fermentation. The wine is then aged in 4500L Slavonian oak casks for 4 years before going into the bottle for at least 6 months before release. This traditional method for producing Barolo allows for the acidity to be preserved while creating a structured, tannic wine that is meant for long aging and will gain complexity in the cellar for decades after release.
92 Points, James Suckling: “There’s some good depth to the red fruit on the nose here and some vibrant floral aromas. The palate has a bright, fresh edge and there’s a succulent draw of red-fruit flavor amid crunchy tannins. Drink or hold.”