Barolo di Barolo DOCG 2017

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: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
    "The Marchesi di Barolo 2017 Barolo del Comune di Barolo shows a classic Barolo profile indeed. However, it is a little heavy on the spice and toast after its 22 months in both small French oak and Slavonian casks. The wood adds ample sweetness to this wine with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. In the end, it dries it out a bit, especially in a vintage as hot and dry as this one. I'd definitely recommend this for near-term drinking before that fruit fades out of the picture completely. This was a production of about 25,000 bottles."
  • Score: 93 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
    "A very pure and fine-tuned red, showing cherry and strawberry character with some walnut and cedar undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Give it two or three years to open. Try after 2023."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
    "Iris, menthol, dark spice and ripe black-skinned fruit aromas mingle together in the glass. Savory and full-bodied, the palate opens with fleshy Morello cherry, French oak, roasted coffee bean and saline notes before tight, close-grained tannins leave a firm, grippy close. Drink 2024–2029."

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