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Mauro Molino Barolo Gallinotto 2015

Piedmont, ItalyMauro Molino was born in Piemonte, grew up amongst the storied hills and iconic vines, and graduated from Alba Winemaking School in 1973. After a few years of making wine in Emilia Romagna, he returned to start his own winery in the Langhe following the passing of his father. His two children, Matteo and Martina graduated from Alba Winemaking School, and now work alongside him in the winery. Gallinotto is the Molino family’s Barolo, and a real recovered treasure. This vineyard is located in Berri, in the community of La Morra, on the northwest of Barolo. Berri had long been an underestimated area, though thanks to the Molino family and other believers, it has regained its past splendor. These 40 year old vines are rooted in calcareous, clay, and marl soil at 360m, and this was fermented in stainless before aging aged in French barrels for 18 months. From the regal 2015 vintage, this is still very much a baby, with long layers of leather, cherry, mineral salts, and bergamot housed with tight, grippy, and firm tannins. Very structural and with all pieces in place; this will easily cellar for another decade+.Tasted: 15 September 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 72.95 consignment Producer: Mauro Molino ViticoltoreDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Nebbiolo