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Barolo DOCG Sarmassa

Grape-variety: Nebbiolo sub-varieties Lampia and Michet

Location: Sarmassa in the village of Barolo

Pruning: Guyot (6-8 buds)
Position: south
Vines/hectare: average 5000
Yield in grapes: 5-5.5 t/ha
Year of planting: 1970/1980
Altitude: 250-260 metres

Winemaking

Crushing and de-stemming, maceration on the skins for approx. 15-20 days at a maximum temperature of 29-31°C. After drawing off and the first rackings, the wine is aged in Slavonian oak casks and small 500-litre barrels made of French oak (Allier) for around 18 months. It completes its maturation in stainless steel, prior to bottling; the bottles are then stored lying down for at least 6 months before labelling and shipping.

Organoleptic Characteristics, Preservation

Very deep ruby-red; still rather fresh nose, with hints of red berries steeped in delicate vanilla; dry, full taste, packed with body and structure combined with polyphenolic compounds that cater for lengthy ageing. 
This is a fine, on the whole still “young” wine showing great potential. It will be at its best after 3-4 years stored lying down in cool, dark surroundings. Serving recommended in large glasses at a temperature of 17-18°C.

AWARDS

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PREMI
James Suckling
2018
94/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2018
94/100
Gambero Rosso
2017
WinesCritic
2017
93/100
James Suckling
2017
94/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2017
94/100
James Suckling
2016
95/100
Gambero Rosso
2016
WineReviewonline
2016
97/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2016
94+/100
WinesCritic
2016
96/100
Doctor Wine | Daniele Cernilli
2016
96/100
Gambero Rosso
2015
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2015
94/100
James Suckling
2015
94/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2014
92/100
Wine Enthusiast
2014
92/100
James Suckling
2014
92/100
Jancis Robinson
2013
17/20
James Suckling
2013
96/100
James Suckling
2012
96/100
Wine Enthusiast
2011
90/100
Gambero Rosso
2011
James Suckling
2011
91/100
Wine Enthusiast
2010
87/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2010
89/100
James Suckling
2010
93/100
Gambero Rosso
2010
Wine Enthusiast
2009
94/100
Wine Spectator
2009
92/100
Gambero Rosso
2009
Wine Enthusiast
2008
90/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2008
87/100
Decanter
2008
91/100
Wine Spectator
2007
92/100
Wine Enthusiast
2007
91/100
Gambero Rosso
2007
Decanter
2007
Gambero Rosso
2007
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
2006
91/100
Wine Spectator
2006
93/100
Vinum
2006
17.5/20
Gambero Rosso
2006
James Suckling
2006
95/100
Guida L'Espresso - Vini d'Italia
2006
16.5/20
Decanter
2006
Wine Spectator
2005
93/100
Wine Enthusiast
2005
91/100
Vinum
2005
16.5/20
I vini di Veronelli
2005
91/100
Enogea - Masnaghetti
2005
87/100
Decanter
2005
Annuario di Luca Moroni
2005
84/100
Gambero Rosso
2005
Wine Enthusiast
2004
93/100
Wine Spectator
2004
91/100
Vinum
2004
16.5/20
Mondo - Weine der Welt
2004
92/100
I vini di Veronelli
2004
89/100
Decanter
2004
Annuario di Luca Moroni
2004
83/100
Gambero Rosso
2004
Vinum
2003
16.5/20
Mondo - Weine der Welt
2003
90/100
I vini di Veronelli
2003
87/100
Annuario di Luca Moroni
2003
87/100
Gambero Rosso
2003
Wine Spectator
2001
90/100
Decanter
2001
Gambero Rosso
2001
Wine Spectator
2000
91/100
Wine Spectator
1999
91/100
I vini di Veronelli
1999
87/100
Espresso Vini d’Italia
1998
15/20
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