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Marchesi di Barolo

Marchesi di Barolo dates back to the twelfth century, when the land-owning Falletti family of Barolo was granted titles of nobility. Today the estate owns approximately one hundred acres of vineyards in the Langhe, including some of the finest in Barolo. Most Italian wine experts hail the single-vineyard Barolo Cannubi DOCG as the ultimate definition of a world-class Barolo. Marchesi di Barolo owns a major portion of this famed vineyard and its Barolo Cannubi is well known for its rich perfume, complexity of flavor, and seductive smoothness that develop with aging. The outstanding 1990 vintage allowed the Cantine to produce what is probably one of the finest Barolos they have made in the last twenty years: an impressive climax of discipline in the vineyard and expertise in the cellar, the multi-dimensional, complex 1990 Barolo Cannubi is a full-bodied, ultra-concentrated and delineated wine with excellent purity and length. This elegan, powerful wine undoubtedly has another ten years of drinking enjoyment. Still striking in color, the rich garnet hue camouflages its years of aging. Advancing in aroma development, the wine displays scents of roses and violets along with sour cherries. These ultra-ripe cherries carry over to the palate, where they are accompanied by raspberries, licorice, and spice. Brooding and bold in body, the long finish displays the whole range of flavors enjoyed on the palate.

Nebbiolo rarely thrives outside its native Piedmontese habitat. The grape is highly sensitive to terrain and is best accommodated in the Langhe's chalky, marly soil of maritime origin. Producing majestic reds of phenomenal depth, complexity, and longevity, nebbiolo is Piemonte's earliest red variety to bud and the last to ripen. Its name derives freom the early morning mists, or "nebbia," that shroud the lower slopes of the Langhe hillsides during the fall harvest.

Barolo Riserva
Barolo Cannubi
Region: Piemonte

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