Barolo Brunate

2016

Brunate is one of the most famous crus of La Morra if not the whole Barolo zone. Its red-fruited profile, textural richness, and capacity for aging put it in the upper echelon. Enzo owns 0.52ha here, S/SE facing between 300-350m. Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of maceration. Aging is in French oak cask. 2,300 bottles made.

 

95 points
"The Brunate cru has a mix of soils with some heavier limestone clay that adds extra power and structure to the wines that come from this site. The Enzo Boglietti 2016 Barolo Brunate opens to a garnet appearance with beautifully presented aromas of wild berry, forest floor, licorice and spent ember. The wine achieves a beautiful sense of unity with so many detailed aromas balanced over the slender texture and firm tannins. A mere 2,300 bottles were released, and this wine won't be fully accessible until 10 years after the harvest."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
95 points
"A dense, polished young Barolo with a solid core of dried cherries, hazelnuts, meat and roses. It’s full-bodied and tight, dense and long. Give it two or three years to show what it’s got. Try after 2023."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB1885-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic