Barolo Prapò


Schiavenza’s 0.9 hectares in the Prapò cru are located at 350m above sea level, with southeast exposure; the vines were planted in 1993.  Of all their crus, this is the one in which the soil is most representative of Serralunga: its high percentage of light-colored limestone naturally limits yields and results in wines that need time in bottle to show their best. Harvest was on October 5th. 2,973 bottles made.

95 points
"The Schiavenza 2016 Barolo Prapò impresses just as much as the Cerretta. Both wines show amazing clarity and purity, and this one from the lowest-altitude vineyard (at 300 meters above sea level with compact marl soils) is distinguished by its vibrant quality of fruit. There is a lot of zesty energy locked within this release of just 2,973 bottles, and as the wine pours forth, it builds intensity with each additional sip. Both crus reveal a solid build with tight tannins to carry them forward in time as they complete their cellar aging. Patience is required."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
94 points
"A dense, very tight Barolo with crushed ripe strawberries, flowers and fresh mushrooms. It’s full-bodied, but very compact. Linear, tight tannins. Drink in 2023 and onwards."
James Suckling,
, August 2020
93 points
"Camphor, steeped cherry, pipe tobacco and new leather aromas come together in the glass along with a hint of underbrush. On the brawny palate, close-grained tannins accompany dried black cherry, licorice and cinnamon before leaving a drying finish. It closes on an almond note. Drink 2024–2031."
Kerin O'Keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
, September 2020

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