Prunotto Barolo DOCG 2013 (Piedmont, Italy) "...cherry, eucalyptus, tobacco..."
In 1904 a co-operative winery called Ai Vino Delle Langhe was founded and a young man who worked there was one Alfred Prunotto. Prunotto took over the estate in 1922, giving it his own name and today it is run under the umbrella of the famous Marchesi Antinori family. Located in Alba the estate tends around 50 hectares of vineyards throughout the Langhe and Monferrato and produces a range of fine wines from the heady Moscato d ‘Alba to delicious Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo. At the top end lie a range of single cru wines from Barolo, Barbaresco and the DOC’s of Nebbiolo d ‘Alba, Barbera d ‘Alba, Dolcetto d ‘Alba and Barbera d ‘Asti. Classic Piedmont wines produced with style by the Antinori family.
"Mineral and elegant cherry fruit with classic Barolo spice with leather and tobacco, but with freshness and fruition intact and neatly adapted to the overall impression. Detailed and delicate with good grape and place-typicitet. Very complete wine with impressive density and with exquisite harmony between the rich fruit, the lilac and the cash but soft Nebbiolo-tannins. Friendly and rewarding already today, but without a doubt with a long and good life ahead of them. Well-structured and elegant Barolo at a high level, which will not only appeal to the real Barolo enthusiasts, but goes much wider in its appeal. An absolute pleasure." - 94 Pts, Vinbladet
""Wonderful purity of fruit to this red with strawberry, cherry and orange-peel aromas. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a creamy, silky-textured finish. All in finesse here."" - 93 Pts, James Suckling