Casa e. di Mirafiore Lazzarito Barolo DOCG 2017 Single Vineyard

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 95 Wine Enthusiast Points, 96 Wine Enthusiast Points (2016)

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: This is without doubt the most prestigious vineyard on the estate, producing a Barolo of great structure and long life. Located mid-hillside (350-400 m asl) facing south /south-west, the soil is of sedimentary marine origin (Miocene-Helvetian era), with a high content of greyish-white calcareous marl
Ageing: At this point ageing begins in barrels (2,000 – 14,000 litres). After the second year, the wine stays in the bottle for a further period before consuming. This further refines the tannins without increasing the wine’s woodiness, achieving the right balance between the aromas of the grapes and the wood

Color: Ruby-red with garnet highlights
Nose: It has a sumptuous bouquet, with clear-cut overtones of ripe plums, tobacco, mint, rosemary, cinnamon and dried mushrooms
Palate: Very dense, closely-woven tannins give the taste a well-knit sensation, together with softness and balance

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.