Barolo Riserva Prapò

2012

In select vintages, Schiavenza will make a Barolo Riserva from either Prapò or Broglio.  Of all their crus, Prapò 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. Aging for the Prapò Riserva is a whopping 5 years in wood-- the first 3 years in 3000/3600L Slavonian oak botti and the last 2 years in a 1000L Slavonian oak cask. Released in October 2018. Only 1,333 bottles made.

94 points
"Full of coconut, vanilla, leather and dried cherry flavors, this red is flamboyant, driven forward by vivid acidity and dense, dusty tannins from new oak. Though long, this lacks cohesion today. Best from 2022 through 2036."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator INSIDER
, November 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB2949-12
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic