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Luigi Einaudi Barolo Ludotext

Luigi Einaudi Barolo Ludo 2017

Dogliani, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe not so regular Einaudi Barolo is a mix of fruit from Bussia, in Monforted'Alba; Cannubi, in Barolo; Terlo, Village of Barolo; and in 2017, grapes of Monvigliero, in Verduno. Look for a classic red/burnt orange colour with a fragrance and a spice that counterbalances the power of the mid-palate's long, persistent, dry finish streaked with balsamic. This wine is going nowhere in a hurry and will be a cellar candidate for years, if not decades. The winemaking is simple: stainless steel ferments, some concrete, but none exceeded 30°C-32°C. There are 22-25 days of post-ferment skin contact before it goes through malolactic and heads for a long sleep in older barrels. So you can start to approach this wine now, but 2027 is probably a better first open date.Tasted: 10 January 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 65.00 select private retailers Producer: Poderi Luigi EinaudiDistributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: NebbioloUPC: 726452005911