- Barolo DOCG
- 100 % Nebbiolo
- Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts
- Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks
- Malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels of 500 liters
- 18 months bottle ageing
- First vintage: 1990
- Vineyards in the villages of: Serralunga d'Alba: Baudana Castiglione Falletto: Villero
- Alcohol content: 14 %
- Recommended drinking time: 2022 – 2038
LE VIGNE Barolo 2012
The differing terroirs of the Le Vigne gave a more backward and less evolved 2012 wine, with tight red and black fruits in the somewhat reticent nose, surrounded by leather, shades of truffle and nice minerality.
In the mouth, the tannins are more pronounced in relation to its brother, with more black fruit character coming through at the mid-palate, accompanied by cola, licorice, balsamic and spice notes.
There is excellent acidity, freshness and balanced power, but this will require 8-10 years of age to reach its drinking peak.
The tannins are dry and long in the finish, with graphite and tobacco.
Ratings for the vintage 2012
Wine Advocate 93 points
James Suckling 95 points
Vinous 94+ points
Wine Spectator 95 points
Wine Enthusiast 94 points
Falstaff 97 Punkte
Vini Buoni d`Italia 4 stelle
I Vini di Veronelli 3 stelle
Evolution of the vintage 2012
The 2012 season recalls 2014, late budding, late harvest. The skins of this vintage are somewhat thinner, giving less intensity of color to the wines, but the Barolo show great promise for medium-term aging. This is a vintage of delicate structure, elegance and harmony.