This was a very expensive year to make wine. The team at Domenico Clerico had to deal with three devastating hail storms and were forced to use helicopters (something that is no longer allowed today) for vineyard treatments. Happily, the 2014 Barolo seems to have moved past its difficult birth. Tasted today at this young stage in its evolution, the wine is steady and intense with lovely berry tones that rise delicately to the top. The mouthfeel is also richer and more complete than I expected. The blend is 90% Nebbiolo from Ginestra and 10% from Mosconi.
Provides a glimpse of Clerico’s single vineyard wines in an approachable style and price * Clarity of fruit and velvety texture
Vineyard From three single vineyards in top Monforte d’Alba Crus – including Ginestra and Mosconi
Maceration on the skins in Rotofermenter for 15-20 days. Aging: Total of 32 months barrel aging, first in French oak (20% new), then in 5000L Slavonian cask; followed by 1+ years in bottle