Casa e. di Mirafiore Barolo Riserva DOCG 2007 / 2013

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 94 James Suckling Points (2007), 92 James Suckling Points (2013)

Climate: The sun that warms the hilly soils during the year, alternating with precipitations that quench the fibres, creates a context of great variability that makes every grape harvest so very different from the others
Terroir: Facing south, south-west and west on medium-high hillsides (300-400m asl), on typically clay and calcareous marl-rich soils of Miocene-Helvetian and Tortonian origin
Ageing: In order to be labelled as a “Riserva” (Reserve), according to the law Barolo wine must have undergone at least 5 years of maturing before it is released. The first three years are spent in medium and big size oak barrels (20-140 hectolitres), then the wine ages for one year in large concrete tanks and – finally – for the last one in bottle

Color: Ruby highlights still show on its deep garnet red colour
Nose: Intense, clear-cut nose hints at spicy aromas like wormwood, then cocoa, mint, black cherry, leather and dried mushrooms
Palate: The Barolo Riserva is a wine that can offer great emotions. Its sweet, velvety tannins blend nicely on its smooth taste, helping to ensure a very long finish, warm and fascinating

About the Winery:
The winery was founded in the 1870s by King Vittorio Emanuel II of Savoy and named for his son (with Countess Bela Rosin), Emanuele, Count of Mirafiore within the Fontanafredda village in Serralunga d’Alba. The name was lost from the estate in the 1940s and passed through several owners until Oscar Farinetti bought the Mirafiore name once again. The wines of Casa E. di Mirafiore are made exclusively from the traditional varieties of the Langhe. Respected winemaker Danilo Drocco follows traditional Piemontese vinification practices including long maceration and aging in large oak casks.