WSI95+ JD95 Lifted with blood orange citrus, the 2019 Barolo Del Comune Di Monforte D’Alba is spiced with clove, menthol, and cherry. It is medium to full bodied, with fine tannins, a fresh spine of acidity, and raspberry, dusty earth, and fresh peach. I love the balance of its structure and its refined texture. This is an outstanding effort to drink 2024-2044.
Estate Notes: Aromas of pie cherries, dried wildflowers, menthol notes, orange peel, warm spice. Medium-bodied, balanced; savory tannins.
Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled steel tank. Aged in Stockinger oak cask (“botti,” 50HL) for 24 months; then eight months in cement tank before bottling.
A selection of fruit from plots within the larger ‘Ginestra’ vineyard: ‘Pajana’ (facing east) and ‘Ciabot’ (facing southeast), each vinified separately. Altitude ranges from 900 to 1,020 feet. Soils mix clay, sand and limestone marl.