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Marcarini Barolo del Comune di La Morratext
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Marcarini Barolo del Comune di La Morra 2017

La Morra, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe latest Barolo from Marcarini explores the terroir of the La Morra area, and its Tortonian soils formed 11.63 to 7.246 million years ago. It is supposed to be a more approachable, easier-drinking style of Barolo that maintains the family elegance and tradition, perhaps reflecting its fruit source. The rejected barrels headed for Brunate and La Serra, but there is no need to fret. It is a delicious wine that is slightly more aggressive on the nose and palate than the silky crus. This nebbiolo is stainless steel fermented age in 10 to 50-year-old Slavonian oak barrels. Expect a garnet colour, a fresh floral red fruit affair with tobacco, leather, minerals and mushrooms, again with plenty of acidity to keep it all fresh. Old hard cheeses or osso bucco would be the perfect tonic for this young red. That, or seven to ten more years in the cellar.Tasted: 17 January 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 61.99 BCLS Producer: Poderi Marcarini, Az Agr.Distributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 481438UPC: 726452017310