Barolo Case Nere

2016
Italy
Piedmont

Case Nere is from 1.1ha, SE facing at 300-350m. The cru presents itself with a dark core of fruit and spice, often with mentholated high tones. 20% of the vines here are planted in 1950. Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of maceration. Aging is in French oak cask. 2,300 bottles made.

 

96 points
"Wonderful clarity to this wine with floral, cedar, pure-strawberry and citrus aromas that follow through to a full bodied, tight and focused palate with tannins that flow through to the finish. Such purity and beauty to this. Try after 2023."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020
94 points
"The Case Nere site in La Morra sees a mix of silt and clays soil. One adds freshness and aromatic intensity and the other adds structure. The Enzo Boglietti 2016 Barolo Case Nere is a pristine and balanced expression of Nebbiolo with delicate fruit tones backed by tar, smoke and licorice. You also get some floral aromas that are not unusual in wines that come from La Morra. Production is very small with just 2,000 bottles released."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
93 points
"The 2016 Barolo Case Nere is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, incense, licorice, gravel and smoke all give the Case Nere its beguiling aromatic profile. Deep and expressive, yet also light on its feet, the Case Nere offers tons of nuance as well as personality."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous
, October 2020
93 points
"Subtle, yet pure notes of cherry, strawberry, rose, woodsy underbrush and tobacco highlight this complex red. It's firmly structured and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste of berries, mineral and tobacco. Best from 2022 through 2040. 192 cases made, 72 cases imported."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, April 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB1840-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic