Double Magnum Barolo DOCG Monfalletto, Cordero di Montezemolo
Double Magnum Barolo DOCG Monfalletto, Cordero di Montezemolo
A soft, open Barolo, the 2011 Monfalletto captures the breadth and generosity of the year in spades. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and leather are some of the notes that blossom in the glass, but the Monfalletto is above all else a wine of volume and pure textural resonance. Although quite open and juicy now, the 2011 has enough stuffing to drink well for many, many years.

Country and Region: Italy,Piedmont

Classification: DOCG

Producer: Cordero di Montezemolo

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Nebbiolo

Vinification: The grapes are hand harvested from a careful selection of individual Monfalletto vineyards. The vines are aged between 20 and 40 years. Maceration takes 4 to 5 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by fermentation for 10 to 12 days. The wine is then transferred to barrels of different sizes and types and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation until December. The wine is stored in French & Slovenian oak for a period of 18 to 22 months, followed by final blending and bottling. The wine is released after 1 year.

ABV: 14%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: James Suckling, 95 points; Antonio Galloni, 93 points; Robert Parker, 92 points; Wine Spectator, 89 points

Case Size: 1

Case price: £ 229.95

Bottle Price: £ 229.95