JS93 This unleashes an arsenal of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur and fruit compote. The power also translates to the palate, which is full in body and imposing in build, founded on stocky tannins and raw, fruit power. Drink from 2024.
Estate Notes: The vineyard ‘Mondino’ is found in cru Balluri, in Neive. A Barbaresco that elegantly marries its deep, complex red fruit with airy, lithe spice notes — the best of all worlds. One of our favorites for early drinking. Aromas of red cherries, roses, plums, light licorice, baking spices. Smooth and silky, fine-grained tannins. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Air-dried sausage; aged sheep’s cheese; risotto with white truffles. Selection of estate fruit from vineyard ‘Mondino,’ located in cru Balluri, in Neive. The plot faces southwest, at 960 feet in altitude. Soils are mixed, with limestone, clay and lots of sand, which is believed to give this cru its softer, more supple texture and early approachability. AGE OF VINES: 45 years, on average WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for 24 months in older, large oak cask (25HL “botti”), then six months in bottle. Unfined and unfiltered. 100% Nebbiolo.