The 2009 Barolo Villero shows gorgeous richness and a long, supple feel that lingers long on the palate. Along the way, the wine imparts exciting tones of wild berry, underbrush, tar, dried herb and ginger. Those true aromas, closely associated with the Nebbiolo grape leave ample growing room. I also like that savory kick of leather and moist pipe tobacco you get at the end. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
Boroli was brought to life in the 90 'by a since 1831 resident Piemonter family. Always made from the best and most indigenous grape varieties of small vineyards in Piedmont, they create first-class wines in classic style and delight with elegant simplicity. Thanks to the team's sustained winemaking expertise, the ownership of two of the best individual vineyards in the Barolo and a high level of respect for the terroir, Boroli is highly appreciated by both the wine press and the wine lovers.
Visually, the wine is a deep red with dark undertones in the eye. The nose is full of delicate aromas of spices and complex notes such as bark and hay. On the palate, you experience the wine with a full body with a wealth of dried fruits. A strong, yet elegant wine with fine tannins and a slightly dry finish.
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Vineyard: The Nebbiolo grapes are sourced from a single vineyard of the Castiglione Falleto vineyard, in the heart of the Barolo region. The vineyard is located at 318m above sea level and has a southwest-south sunlight. The soil consists of marl, loam and silt. 4,500 vines per hectare, which are on average 35 years old.
Vinification: After destemming and pressing the grapes, they are subjected to alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10-15 days. The grapes then remain on the skin for a further 20-15 days and are then exposed to malolactic fermentation in small barrels. Finally, the wine is stored for at least 2 years in new barrels and last another two years in the bottle.
Food recommendation: roasted or braised meat, especially red meat in a fine sauce, ripe cheese, truffle dishes