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Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziatatext
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Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata 2014

La Morra, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyAzienda Aurelio Settimo have just under 7ha of vineyards in the hamlet of Frazione Annunziata in the commune of La Morra. When Aurelio's father Domenico died in 1962, he decided to focus the polyculture farm into vineyards, eventually beginning his namesake label. When Aurelio passed in 2007, his daughter Tiziana took over the vineyards and winemaking, as she had grown up alongside her father in the winery. From their vineyard in the cru of La Morra's Rocce Dell'Annunziata, these 50+ year old vines are rooted in the deeper clays in the shelter of the Torriglione hamlet, around 270m, between the hills of San Martino and Cerequio-Brunate. A very traditional Barolo, this aged 1 year in concrete tanks before resting 2 years in large older French oak casks. Built around a succulent core of juicy cherry, this is layered with fresh and dried cherry, plum, leather, elegant along the slender, lengthy palate. Tannins are long and lithe, well integrated into the elegant fruit, giving their characteristic nebbiolo grip around the sides. This wine is in a beautiful place right now (I opened 1 hour before tasting), and will continue over the next few years in your cellar.Tasted: 02 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 67.99 BCLS Producer: Aurelio SettimoDistributors: Enoteca Bacco Importers
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 619254UPC: 633913451166