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Country\Region Type. Grape Varietals
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2009 750ml 2008
Sku: 40611
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.97
Buy Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2009
The flavor calls to mind the sunshine of the Langhehills; the bouquet is reminiscent of spice, tobacco, cinnamon and ripe fruit, with undertones of very fine wood. Color is garnet red, lively and intense, with slightly orange hues, but it is on the palate this wine fully reveals its magnitude, character and complexity: velvety, round, with soft tannins, well balanced components and remarkable persistence, it confirms the bouquet's subtly spicy vein, with notes of liquorice and vanilla.
Wine Advocate 94 points - The 2008 Barolo Brunate is gorgeous. An open, beguiling bouquet redolent of Christmas cake, plums, menthol and licorice melds into an expressive core of dark fruit. The mystery and allure of Brunate is on full display. The 2008 was quite open just after bottling, but it has begun to shut down since then. Both times I have tasted it, the wine has been translucent, weightless and yet powerful at the same time; in other words, the embodiment of what makes Barolo such a fascinating and complex wine. Simply put, this is textbook Barolo from one of La Morra’s top vineyards. The 2008 Brunate is steeped in class, but readers will have to be patient. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. (Apr 2012)

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Wine maker notes
Barolo, undoubtedly the noblest of Nebbiolo varietals, finds one of its highest expressions in Marcarini's Brunate cru, resulting in an austere, majestic wine, with perfectly balanced acidity and tannins, indicating ideally ripened grapes.

This wine takes its name from the homonymous single vineyard at La Morra, and was the very first in the area to specify vineyard name on the actual labels, as early as 1958.

The grapes are severely selected, then fermented at a temperature of 28-30° Celsius. Maceration on the skins lasts 3 to 4 weeks, and the wine is aged for at least two years in medium-sized oak barrels (between 2,000 and 4,000 liters in capacity).

It is successively bottled (in the classic bottle format of the Alba appellation, Albeisa) and stored horizontally, in an area especially set aside for it in the most ancient section of the cellars.