Marcarini Barolo "del Comune di La Morra" DOCG 2016
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 93]
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $42.99 Save $22.01
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.
Notes from the Winemaker:
In 2015, with the arrival of the new generation of the family, we set ourselves a new goal: to be able to produce a Barolo that best represents the characteristics of the soils of the Tortonian area.
Maintaining our traditionalist style, we decided to vinify together part of the grapes from our historic vineyards all located in La Morra. The result is a wine that makes elegance its strength and that reaches the peak of its evolution in shorter periods, showing itself to be easier to approach and more enjoyable even at a young age.
The color is a beautiful garnet red enriched with ruby reflections. On the nose it presents a rich fresh bouquet, elegant dominated by floweriness, with memories of flower petals, such as violets and roses. Long and intense is the aromatic persistence.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - James Suckling:
"A together Barolo with a full body, tight and refined tannins and long, flavorful finish. Intense and polished. Strawberry, walnut and hazelnut character. Needs time to come around. Try after 2023." (29 Jul, 2020 )
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Camphor, fragrant blue-flower, rose and forest-berry aromas shape the fragrant nose along with a whiff of pipe tobacco. Focused and loaded with finesse, the elegantly structured, racy palate delivers juicy red cherry, star anise and clove framed in taut, refined tannins. It's balanced, with bright acidity. Drink through 2028." - Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2020)