Barolo di Barolo DOCG 2014

Marchesi di Barolo

Terroir: This particular Barolo is made up exclusively of a blend of the various Barolos obtained from the historic vineyards owned by Marchesi di Barolo located in the municipality of Barolo, namely: Cannubi, Sarmassa, Coste di Rose, Castellero, Boschetti, Preda, Vignane and Ravera. Vineyards are cultivated using the Guyot system on hills with favorable slopes and terrains of medium consistency. The soils contain substantial amounts of quartz sand.

Vinification: Grapes, harvested by hand, are destalked and soft-pressed. The must is fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks 28-30° degrees C. (82-86° F.). The skins are macerated for 8 days, depending on the vintage, with racking of the wine when fermentation has been completed. The next malolactic fermentation ends within December.

A certain amount of these Barolo Crus, each vinified and aged separately, are combined in a traditional Slavonian oak cask and allowed to mature for an additional 12 months in bottle before being released onto the market. Each year, therefore, the winemaker has the opportunity to choose the amount of each individual cru to be used for the blend so as to achieve the best “Cuvèe” according to the characteristics of the individual vineyards and the climatic conditions of the vintage. The Barolo of the Commune of Barolo reaches its maturity 6 years after the harvest while its plateau of maturation typically takes place somewhere between 6 and 30 years.

Additional Information

Garnet-red in color with ruby reflections. An intense odor with clean scents of roses, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts, licorice and spices. Full, elegant, full-bodied and austere flavor with recurring hints of the olfactory sensations. Pleasant touch of tar and oaky notes in perfect equilibrium.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barolo DOCG
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.9g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
    "Bass notes in the form of licorice, tar and leather are joined by high tones of cherry and currant in this vibrant, dense and chewy red. Balanced, with a long finish driven by acidity. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2,916 cases made, 350 cases imported."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
    "The 2014 Barolo del Comune di Barolo reveals unexpected depth and layering in what is a slightly more accessible vintage. You don't need to wait ages before drinking this Barolo. The bouquet opens readily with cherry, blackberry and fragrant wild rose. The mouthfeel is direct and sharp with tangy, sour fruit on the close. This wine will flesh out and grow in volume with more cellar aging, but you could also opt to drink it in the near and medium term."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
    "This opens with subdued aromas of crushed herb, espresso, dried rose and a whiff of camphor. On the rather lean linear, palate, coconut, toast and powdered sage notes accent sour cherry alongside assertive close-grained tannins that leave a somewhat astringent finish."
  • Score: 92 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    "Quite an aromatic Barolo for 2014. Ripe plums, dried cherries and candied orange on the nose. Some real tannic power and the ripeness supports it. A very solid, long finish. Good to drink now, but this ought to soften and expand very nicely through the next decade."

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