JULY 2017 – JAMES SUCKLING
- BAROLO TRECOMUNI 2013 – 93 PUNTI “The rose petal and berry character to this wine are very attractive. It opens on the palate to a full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Needs a year or two to soften but already delicious to drink”.
- BAROLO ARIONE RISERVA DELL’ULIVO 2011 – 94 PUNTI
“Blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, chewy yet polished tannins and a cedar, walnut and ripe fruit finish. Big and exciting. Ready but better in 2019”.
GIUGNO 2017 – WINE SPECTATOR
As every year the prestigious american magazine Wine Spectator published a review of the last Barolo vintage, giving us two flattering scores:
- Barolo Arione 2012 – 92 points
“Leather, spice, licorice and tar flavors are the main themes, the sweet fruit followed by firm tannins as this builds in intensity to a long, lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2033”. Bruce Sanderson
- Barolo 2010 Riserva dell’Ulivo – 92 points
“Maturing aromas and flavors of steeped plum, licorice, leather and underbrush are lifted by the vibrant structure and dense, assertive tannins of this red, which is long and complex nonetheless, with a persistent aftertaste. Drink now through 2032”. Bruce Sanderson
- FEBRUARY 2017 – ARNEIS
The first wine of the magnificent 2016 harvest, Roero Arneis DOCG made from grapes coming from Monteu Roero, is now available. This vintage shows a higher degree of alcohol than previous years 13.5%), yet maintains the typical herbal aromatic perfumes of this varietal, with a sapid and mineral flavor. It is an Arneis with a big structure, which can accompany the entire meal and will age well.
- DECEMBER 2016 – 95 POINTS FOR OUR BAROLO – JAMES SUCKLING
At the beginning of December, we received great news from the wine press that highlighted the excellent quality of all of our wines. For example, in the sommelier guidebook Bibenda 2017, “six wines out of eight were awarded the symbolic “Four Grapes”. The highest achievement was the outstanding 95-point-score given by James Suckling to our Barolo Arione 2012.
- DECEMBER 2016 – CHRISTMAS
We’re nearing the conclusion of a very successful and eventful year. Most importantly, this incredible 2016 vintage gave us an abundant harvest of the highest quality. Following the first pumping over in the cellar, new wines show energy and character, similar to those of 2015, yet with even more balance.
This year, I have travelled extensively to remind our friends and customers of the excellence of Piedmontese products; not only wines, but also hazelnuts and tourism, especially since I became a small hazelnut grower and opened a guest house in Castiglione Falletto. My trips included visits to Rome, Milan, Varese, Verona, Duesseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart, Lindau, Zurich, Bern, Copenhagen, New York, Toronto and other less known places where I was warmly greeted by wine enthusiasts.
At the beginning of December, we received great news from the wine press that highlighted the excellent quality of all of our wines. For example, in the sommelier guidebook Bibenda 2017, “six wines out of eight were awarded the symbolic “Four Grapes”.
The highest achievement was the outstanding 95-point-score given by James Suckling to our Barolo Arione 2012. This will definitely be my wine for Christmas dinner! Lastly, the best news is that Gigi is celebrating his 85th birthday on Sunday, December 18th. His active daily presence at the winery is deeply appreciated by the whole team and we all want to toast with him and with you.
Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas!