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Antiche Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolotext

Antiche Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo 2018

Piedmont, ItalyBarolo, as we know it today, was first made in the early 19th century by the Marchese Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo and his wife, Giulia. The wine from their estate soon became known as “the wine from Barolo”. Without heirs, and re: the wishes of Marchesa Giulia, the family assets were donated to charity. The sales of wine from their Barolo vineyards continue to fund the charity, which still exists today. In 1929, local winemaker, Pietro Abbona purchased the cellars and eventually acquired all their vineyard holdings as well, and the business and 175 ha remains in the Abbona family's 5th generation today. Grapes for this Barolo come from Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, and Monforte d’Alba, and a mix of quartzose sands. This was fermented warm in tanks over 8 days before moving into concrete tanks lined with fiberglass and insulated with cork, for MLF. When complete, the wine is blended and aged for 2 years in large Slavonian oak. This shows dried cherry, raspberry, dried paper, across a worn leather palate, framed with sinewy tannins that take it to a grippy, bitter end. Feeling tired, this is lacking energy at this point unnecessarily, and requires a rustic and hearty stew to resuscitate.Tasted: 23 October 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$64.99750mlBCL Stores
AB$64.99750mlselect private retailers
ON$51.95750mlLCBO Vintages
Producer: Marchesi di BaroloDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 378729UPC: 8004020009