Marcarini Barolo "Brunate" DOCG 2011 [1.5 L] (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [VM 91]

Marcarini Barolo "Brunate" DOCG 2011 [1.5 L]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [VM 91]

Regular price $200.00 Sale price $158.97 Save $41.03

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About the Winery: 
Poderi Marcarini can trace its roots back to in the mid-1800s, when Giuseppe Tarditi established his winery in La Morra, in the heart of the village. Since 1990, it has been owned and managed by Manuel Marchetti, widower to Giuseppe's great, great, granddaughter, the late Luisa Bava. Just recently, 6th generation Elisa joined the winery after completing her degree in viticulture and enology.

The estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels, as early as 1950 - specifically their two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra. The Nebbiolo grapes for these Baroli are grown within the estate's original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra. The La Serra is perfumed, breezy and ethereal, with incense and notes of dried grass while the Brunate is more muscular, brooding and intense, and far more demanding and complex in its youth.

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a magnificent garnet-red color with intense ruby-red reflections, of correct intensity and tonality. The nose is composite, rich, full and persistent, with hints of vanilla, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and underbrush. Impressive taste sensations reveal the wine's imperious, noble, warm and velvety character, and the flavor is long and intense. To be served in crystal glasses with very large bowls.

Technical Information

Variety: Nebbiolo
Rootstocks: Kober 5BB - 420A
Plantation Density: 4,000 rootstocks per hectare
Training System: Free-standing espalier with 'Guyot' pruning
Average Altitude: 300 m above sea level
Exposure: South Southwest
Soil: calcareous, argillaceous, with magnesium content
Plantation Dates: 1980/1986
Zones: La Morra and Barolo
Cultivated Area: 4.5 hectares

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A rich and flavorful red with plum, dried orange peel and a chocolate finish. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Better in 2018." (April 13th, 2015)

91 Points - Vinous Media:
"Marcarini's 2011 Barolo Brunate comes across as a bit light in this vintage. Site specific nuance is pushed to the background in this decidedly mid-weight Barolo. Dark red cherry, tobacco, mint and crushed flowers flesh out in a relatively pliant, open Brunate that uncharacteristically appears to be built for near and medium-term drinking." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)