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ALESTE Barolo 2014


Tasting notes

In the complex 2014 vintage, the sites on the Cannubi hill performed particularly well if cultivated in the correct way. The Barolo Aleste 2014 shows that even under dreary spring and summer conditions, this site can produce excellent Barolo when cultivated with a knowing and sensitive hand.


The nose is fruit driven, with red and black cherries, plums and raspberry-rhubarb aromas, followed by an elegant and delicate palate. The lift in the aromatic profile is excellent, and the palate follows with good structure ad fresh acidity and mineral elements. The finish is long, sweetly tannic and lingering, and augurs a long life ahead of it.


Ratings for the vintage 2014 
Decanter 93 points
Doctor Wine 4 viti
Falstaff 96 Punkte
Kerin O'Keefe 95 points
James Suckling 96 points
Vinous 93 points
VITAE 4 viti 
The Wine Advocate 93 points
Wine Enthusiast 95 points
Wine Spectator 94 points 
Wine&Spirits 94 points 


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Evolution of the vintage 2014

The 2014 vintage, despite being one of the most complex to manage in recent years, gave way to very pleasant surprises as a result of favorable end of season conditions, which gave us high quality in the vinified grapes.

The spring, following a mild winter, came rather gently but prematurely. The amount of rainfall in the summer was above average, with real "water bombs" on a few occasions, although these were quite contained yet intense. Particularly significant were the rains of the 23rd and the 29th of July, which however had profoundly different outcomes: in some areas 63 mm of rain were recorded in a single day, while just 15 km away only 13 mm.


The month of September was undoubtedly positive from a climatic point of view, with a good diurnal temperature shift, significantly contributing to grape quality and phenolic maturation. Nebbiolo is the varietal that responded best to the beautiful climatic conditions at the end of the maturation period.

Where the operations of thinning and cleaning of the bunches were carried out correctly during the complete vegetative cycle, excellent results were achieved.


Harvest took place from October 10th until 18th.






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