Magnum Barolo DOCG Monfalletto, Cordero di Montezemolo
Magnum Barolo DOCG Monfalletto, Cordero di Montezemolo
Cordero di Montezemolo's 2013 Barolo Monfalletto is radiant, open-knit and quite pleasing, even at this early stage. The 2013 has more than enough fruit to play off its tannins and acidity. Sweet red cherry, plum, blood orange and pomegranate give the 2013 its racy, bold personality. The 2013 has a bit more depth and mid-palate pliancy than the 2012 tasted alongside it. I would prefer to drink this stylish, mid-weight Barolo over the near and medium term. All the elements fall into place effortlessly.

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: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: James Suckling, 94 points; Antonio Galloni, 92+ points;

Case Size: 1

Case price: £ 99.95

Bottle Price: £ 99.95