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Barolo Retrospective, 1941 to 2013, All on Sale!
August 31, 2017
A Note from Sergio

Piemonte's rollercoaster hills are home to some of the greatest winemakers in the world--Giacomo Conterno, Aldo Conterno, Angelo Gaja, Bartolo Mascarello, and more--the list is awe-inspiring in its length and astounding in its skill level. This fact that so many amazing, talented winemakers are crowded into a small geographic space doesn't really set Piemonte apart. You could make an argument that the same thing is true about other wine regions like Montalcino, Rioja, Sonoma or Burgundy, for example. All of these areas have an astounding talent-to-space ratio, and for that they are all blessed.

But Piemonte is special to me because that's where people make Barolo. It's true that a lot of Barolo is expensive, and for people who love Barolo, like me, the wine is worth it. But one thing you realize if you spend any time in Piemonte is that there is a lot of Barolo that isn't expensive; it's wine for people made by people. Moreover, when you look at Barolo's price against its quality, nuance, complexity and drinking experience, there's nothing like it. In my opinion, this is the sweet spot.

Today I'm really happy to present special pricing on more than 160 Barolo wines. Some are collector bottles (there are multiple vintages of Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino and Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia, the ne plus ultraexpressions of collector Barolo, for example), others are affordable Barolo that you can enjoy without guilt. Some are recently released, but there are also many bottles with some really nice age that are affordable. Being able to enjoy good wine often is a joy, and it's my joy to be able to bring the hard-to-find, great Barolo I love to you. Barolo is the "King of Wines and the Wine of Kings," and this list of Barolo will help you drink like a king in your own castle.

Enjoy!

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Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2013 750ml
Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2013 750ml
Price: $89.00

Balanced, smooth, deceptively powerful and nuanced, Gaja’s Dagromis Barolo allows Barolo lovers to enjoy Gaja’s artistry at a relatively affordable price point. Named after the vineyard’s original owners, the Nebbiolo for this wine derives from the Dagromis site in La Morra and Gaja’s site in Serralunga, both with clayey-marl soils. Grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for one year in barrique, followed by one year in botti. more info
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2003 750ml
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2003 750ml
Price: $199.00

Cascina Francia represents classic Barolo, an expression that presents "good body, alcohol, and tannins, plus that certain something that gives longevity" elements that represent the pillars of a noble wine in the philosophy of Giacomo Conterno. The maturation period typically see four years of oak aging; good vintages yield only 1,500 cases. The '04 release showcases exquisite balance and offers Cascina Francia's trademark structure and complexity, along with ample fruit. Given this provision, the wine will benefit from cellar maturation. more info
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Vigna Romirasco 2012 750ml
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Vigna Romirasco 2012 750ml
Price: $199.00

Rich, opulent and textured, the ’12 Barolo Romirasco unfurls on the palate with a tantalizing mouth-feel. Brooding red and blue fruits waft with grilled herbs, peppery spices, potpourri and licorice in this dense, full-bodied Romirasco bottling. Drinkable soon after release, this wine has the bright acidity and hefty tannins that suggest it’ll age beautifully. Aldo Conterno previously produced the Romirasco Barolo only in vintages without the ideal conditions necessary for the estate’s famed Granbussia, but this Barolo's incredible appeal and structure made it a yearly release. Crafted from fruit grown on vines aged 50 to 55 years old, this wine ages in Slavonian oak casks for thirty months before bottling. more info
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Croera di La Morra 2004 750ml
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Croera di La Morra 2004 750ml
Price: $225.00

It is the new single-vineyard Barolo from the legendary traditionalist, Bruno Giacosa, paired with Piemonte’s benchmark vintage of 2004.  With eight years of maturity, the wine is just beginning to show its elegant brilliance.  IWM is now presenting the wine with more than 25% in savings and is arguably the highlight of Barolo day at IWM. This effort combines the team of Bruno and his star enologist Dante Scaglione; when they are together, it is fair to say Nebbiolo’s finest expression is captured.  Made from the Croera plot, in the high altitudes of the La Morra commune, this Barolo is an example of the more feminine expression of Barolo, emphasizing more rose, cherry and underbrush notes than the darker more firm hints found in other bottlings.  Just 600 cases were produced.  After working the Piemonte vineyards for more than 60 years, it’s not everyday you see a new wine from Bruno Giacosa - it this one is getting ready to drink and is perfect for the Holidays. more info
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2011 750ml
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2011 750ml
Price: $225.00

Lacy, graceful and altogether wonderful, the ’11 Barolo Francia frames its pure Nebbiolo fruit with chalky minerals, crushed rose and violet petals, fresh-cut herbs, sun-warmed earth and truffles. Energetic yet caressing, this is an extraordinary Barolo that will reward the palates of wine-lovers who love traditional, terroir-driven wines. Formerly called “Cascina Francia,” Barolo Francia is special in every year, but in 2011, it’s more special because the Giacomo Conterno estate chose not to bottle its Monfortino this vintage, and all of the vineyard’s best fruit went into this remarkable bottling. The estate makes its Barolo Francia with natural yeasts, temperature controlled fermentation and a lengthy maceration of 3-4 weeks; after this, the wine ages in large Slavonian botti and in bottle for a total of four years. more info
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga 2012 750ml
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga 2012 750ml
Price: $264.99

2012 was an atypical growing year for Piemonte--a snowy winter led to a warm summer, but harvest saw cool temperatures--but this radiant Barolo from Bruno Giacosa embodies the grace of the vintage in its open-knit, aromatic profile. Grape yields were also down about a third in 2012, so this Barolo is extra intense and dense; however, it nonetheless conveys Giacosa’s extraordinary hand in its purity, structure and telltale Serralunga palate of bright red fruits, rose petals, scorched earth, and smoke. Balanced and sinuous, this ’12 Barolo belies its warm vintage with its fresh acidity and beautiful structure. One of the most iconic wines from one of the greatest masters of Barolo, Giacosa's Barolo Falletto di Serralunga derives from vineyards that reach 420 meters above sea level, making it an ideal site for warm vintage wines. Grapes for this Barolo ferment for 15 days in stainless steel, and the wine ages for 32 months in barrel, followed by eight months in bottle. more info
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2000 750ml
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2000 750ml
Price: $299.00

Only produced in exceptional vintages, a blend of three Cru each vinified separately and aged for over two years in Slovenian casks. Harmonious in its sweet core of mature red fruits. more info
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2005 750ml
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2005 750ml
Price: $379.00

The 2005 vintage of Barolo Cascina Francia is elegant and sophisticated, layering its nuanced red and blue fruits with crushed rose petals, tarry earth, licorice, and touches of new leather, baking spices, cedar and crushed river rocks. Silky yet restrained, this wine offers ample fine-grained tannins that cling to the cheeks and provide a counterbalance to the wine’s crisp acidity and delicate inner perfume. Superbly structured, the ’05 Barolo Cascina Francia is just beginning to enter its drinking window, and it’ll be enjoyable for decades to come. Barolo Cascina Francia gets its name from the superb 40-acre vineyard (about ten acres planted to Nebbiolo) that also provides grapes for Conterno’s masterful Monfortino. The estate ferments its Barolo Francia with natural yeasts, in temperature-controlled vats with a lengthy maceration of 3 to 4 weeks, and the wine ages in large Slavonian botti and in bottle for a total of four years. more info
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2007 750ml
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2007 750ml
Price: $449.00

Bartolo Mascarello is perhaps most aptly summed up with his anthem, “No Barrique, No Berlusconi.” As much as it’s a political cry, it also epitomizes this producer’s fierce adherence to tradition. Since Bartolo’s death in 2005, the estate has been in the hands of his daughter, Maria-Teresa, who continues the old-school traditions of large botti, blending across vineyards, and making Barolo for the ages. A Bartolo Mascarello Barolo is simply classic: feminine in its youth yet growing more massy as it ages, perfumed with roses and violets, extraordinarily finessed and ethereal, and replete with that Barolo magical mix of frutti di bosco, tar, and terroir. The seductive ’07 offers a juiciness that’s unusual for Mascarello, but its linear structure, nuance and extended finish show the skilled, loving hands of its maker. more info
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Falletto Riserva 2008 750ml
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Falletto Riserva 2008 750ml
Price: $479.99

Intense yet ethereal, delicately aromatic yet massively structured, and rich yet finessed, the ’08 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva wafts with pure Nebbiolo fruit layered with rose and violet petals, licorice, forest floor, citrus zest, pipe tobacco and warm baking spices. A stunning wine with a soaring structure, this Barolo Riserva boasts chewy tannins that cling to the cheeks, a lingering, persistent finish, and a weightless, ethereal mouth-feel, characteristics that put it among the very best Barolos. Deriving from just four rows of the oldest vines situated at the vineyard's apex, Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva's elegant profile is like no other. Giacosa makes this Riserva from older vines and ages it for an additional time, to intensify, refine and elevate the drinking experience. The child of a classic, cool vintage, this ’08 Barolo Riserva is a wine that needs some patience in the cellar, but it’ll be gorgeous with time. more info