James Suckling: 93pts
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo. The vines are found in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of the Langhe and the Barolo area. The exposure is East, West and South-West; the soil is clayey limestone, with a depth of 0.5 meters on the marl. The rootstock is Kober / S04, with a density of vines of 4000 / ha and with an age ranging from 6 to 35 years.
Vinification: In red with crushing-destemming, fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature for 10-12 days, then submerged cap for 15 days and then subsequent racking and malolactic fermentation in small wood in rooms at a controlled temperature. Once the malolactic fermentation is complete, racking is carried out in small and large wood for aging not less than two years. Finally, bottling is carried out and the wine is refined in the bottle for no less than a year.
Description: Ruby red color with light orange reflections, limpid; very persistent perfume, with long fruit scents. GREAT BALANCE, sweet and very persistent TANNINS.
Climatic trend: Winter was characterized by abundant snowfalls which allowed an excellent water supply to the land. A mild spring followed since the end of February. Between the end of May and the first ten days of June there are alternating precipitations; no rains in July. At the end of July, temperatures rise with peaks of 40 ° C, but the vineyards, due to the water reserves of the soil, have not suffered. In the latter part of the summer, a normal trend is observed, with cooler nights.
Achille Boroli: “The excellent quality level of our Barolo is given by the right amount of thinning and flaking.”