Prunotto Bric Turot Barbaresco DOCG 2008 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 90]

Prunotto Bric Turot Barbaresco DOCG 2008
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

A garnet red wine in color with dark ruby highlights and with a complex nose with notes of liquorice, berry fruit, cinnamon, cloves, and violets. The flavors feature solid and ample tannins and a long finish of ripe fruit. With its full body and significant structure, it is an excellent match to meat dishes and to cheese. Serve at a temperature of 17° centigrade (62° Fahrenheit).

Winemaking:
selected grape bunches were destemmed and pressed. The fermentation on the skins lasted approximately fifteen days at a maximum temperature of 30° centigrade (86° Fahrenheit) and the malolactic fermentation finished before the beginning of winter.

Aging:
Principally in 50 hectoliter oak casks and, in small part, in 60 gallon oak barrels used once previously, lasted twelve months and the wine was given an additional twelve months of bottle aging in the Prunotto cellars before commercial release.

Technical Data:

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 14% vol.
Total acidity: grams per liter
Dry extract: grams per liter

Ratings & Reviews



92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backbone as the 2008 Barbaresco Bric Turot opens up in the glass. I find lovely inner sweetness and perfume in the dark fruit, although the 2008 is several years away, at a minimum, from providing true pleasure. Hints of spices and flowers wrap around the vibrant, juicy finish." - Antonio Galloni (October 2012)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is aromatic, with cherry and white pepper aromas, followed by raspberry, leather and tobacco flavors. Elegant and firmly structured, ending with black tea and eucalyptus accents. A traditional style. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,500 cases made." – BS (Apr 30, 2012)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2007 Vintage):
"The 2007 Barbaresco Bric Turot is a rich, sensual wine packed with dark fruit. It is a seamless, generous wine very much in the style of the year. Tobacco and cinnamon are some of the nuances that emerge on the mid-palate, adding complexity and multi-dimensionality. The Bric Turot needs time in the glass to open up. This is a powerful style of Barbaresco with terrific depth and richness. Only a slight dryness in the tannin detracts from the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022." -Antonio Galloni (Oct 2011)

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2007 Vintage):
"More balsamic and less fruity on the nose than the normale, offering hints of tobacco and spice; one feels the warmth of the year. Sweet, dense and stuffed with red fruits. Not high in acidity (the pH is 3.47) but this boasts very good freshness and has the tannic structure for a graceful evolution in bottle." -Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec 09)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 Vintage):
"This red offers great purity in its cherry, strawberry, rose and mineral aromas and flavors. Though elegant and fresh, there's a firm base of tannins, with a lovely mouthwatering finish. Everything is in the right proportion. Best from 2014 through 2027. 2,000 cases made." -BS (Dec 31, 2011)

91 Points & Online Exclusive - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2007 Vintage):
"Rich and savory, this has bold fruit notes of cherry and blackberry followed by delicate nuances of licorice, tar, spice and leather. Thanks to its structure and density, it’s a wine you can really sink your teeth into." -M.L. (9/1/2012)