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LE VIGNE Barolo 2013

 

Tasting notes

The 2013 Barolo Le Vigne is the result of an extraordinary growing season that gave us wines of classic structure and long ageing potential.

 

The 2013 LV is still tight and reticent in the nose but shows development as aromas of dark fruits, violet, licorice and cola emerge with vigorous airing.

There are notes of red flowers, tobacco and black tea in the background that hint to its developing complexity.

 

On the palate, the wine feels both tight, expansive and stunningly long. There is a core of black fruits livened by the excellent acidity and sweet ripe tannins.

 

The finish shows spice and mineral notes as the black fruits linger on the tongue.

 

 

Ratings for the vintage 2013

Wine Advocate 97 points

James Suckling  97 points

Vinous 98 points

Wine Enthusiast 97 points 

Wine Spectator 95 point
International Winereport 97 points
Decanter 91 points 

Falstaff 96 Punkte
I Vini di Veronelli  3 stelle
Vini Buoni 4 stelle
VITAE 4 viti

 

 

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Evolution of the vintage 2013

 

Overall, it was a season characterized by a dual personality: after an initial cool and rainy phase, we had a second warmer and drier period that allowed the fruit to recover strongly and achieve highly satisfying results.

 

Even though the bud break took place during a period characterized by low temperatures and frequent rainfalls which made us fear a serious quality loss, by June the atmospheric conditions had markedly improved, and flowering happened under favorable conditions, resulting in a good fruit set.

 

The true turning point came in July with a period of stable weather.

 

Warm and bright days into October helped the phenolic development. The cool nights of the last period of maturation helped develop the best characteristics of Nebbiolo, thus obtaining grapes of excellent quality. In the end, we can say that the vineyard management was demanding, but have certainly made a difference and make the year 2013 a particularly good year.

 

Harvest took place from October 3rd until 24th



 

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