2012 Barolo 'Sorano'San Biagio
Regular price $129.00
A very intense, bright garnet red, tending to more mature shades on ageing. The nose is complex, with floral notes and black-berried fruit, including ripe blackberry. Spicy aromas - especially tobacco - follow, along with underbrush and tar: lingering tertiary aromas tending to the ethereal.
The qualities provided by the soil in Serralunga d'Alba show through quite clearly on the palate, with appealing full flavour, a well-balanced structure, and balsamic notes that merge beautifully with the sweetness of the tannins. Nice hints of liquorice, tobacco and tar on the finish.
After the vinification, the wine matures in the same 10,000-litre vats for around 30 months, followed by a further period of 12 months in the bottle. During this ageing there is a clear-cut evolution of the tertiary aromas.