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Casa E. di Mirafiore Barolotext
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Casa E. di Mirafiore Barolo 2014

Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyCasa E. di Mirafiore was first established in the 1870s, rising to renown only to disappear in the third decade of the following century. The name remained dormant for more than seventy years until its reappearance today, under the Fontanafredda vision. They have turned this into a pillar of sustainability, down to its predominance of recycled glass and natural ink used for packaging. Certified organic since 2018, Mirafiore sources the fruit for its wines from estate-owned vineyards primarily in Serralunga d’Alba commune. However, the estate also owns rows in two of Barolo’s most famous crus, Lazzarito and Paiagallo. This was aged in large Slavonian and French casks for two years, followed by one year in bottle before release. 2014 was an inferior vintage in Barolo due to hail and rains, though this is drinking well today. Based on leather, this has dried and fresh morello cherry, dried florals, and medicinal raspberry and cherry notes throughout. Tannins are well integrated at this point, stretching this along the medium palate. Certainly at peak now, especially with wild mushroom or roasted winter squash dishes.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 69.99 select private retailers AB 48.18 private wine shops Producer: Casa E. di MirafioreDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 828525UPC: 8000174002468