22 C. Ageing: 4 years in Slavonian oak casks (4500L) with a further refining in bottle for 6 mounths. This is the classic, traditional “Formula” used by the ancient Barolo Families to produce a Barolo which embraces and melts each of the peculiar characters of the different vineyards and terroirs of the Barolo area. The Barolo Classic Borgogno is made by the combination of the grapes coming from five of the most prestigious vineyards of the Barolo area: Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste, San Pietro delle Viole.
A great vintage for Barolo, and if you want ‘classic’ Barolo, then this is it. Best since 2016. These wines don’t seem to get the acclaim that I’d expect from most international critics, and I’m kind of at a loss to work out why? Still, in this country at least, I’m Il Re di Barolo, so there is that! This if from Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste and San Pietro delle Viole. Importer: Mondo Imports Strawberry, red cherry, spearmint, camphor and liquorice root, dried roses, a little baking spice and orange rind. It’s medium to full-bodied, svelte and fresh, red fruits and mint, a little orange peel, but such fragrance and energy, with dry but supple emery board and tea leaf tannin, a juicy flavour, yet tight and controlled, really quite ‘mineral’ and the finish is gently dusty and long, with so much perfume, spiced biscuit and quiet ferrous grip. This is very much a ‘classic’ wine, and I reckon it will age magnificently. In short, this is the style of wine that represents the the Barolo sub-region to great effect. Rated : 95 Points Tasted : May 2023 Alcohol : 14% Closure : Cork Drink : 2024 - 2039+ Visit winery website.