Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo
Well-directed estate with modern, pristine cellars, drawing on 29 ha of vineyard (much of it owned) centred on the spur of Monfalletto in Annunziata. The property has been transformed over two decades and the wines since 1995 are impressive. Maceration times are now very short and there is much experimentation with different types of new oak but the approach remains flexible. It remains to be seen how well the current crop of fine vintages will age. Enrico VI shows the class of the Villero cru in Castiglione Falletto, while a promising Bricco Gattera from the Lebanese cedar-topped knoll of Monfalletto has been made since 1997. Barbera Funtanì is very good barrique-aged example while Curdè is an estate blended red from Pinot Nero, Barbera and Nebbiolo. New is a Barolo Riserva Gorette, a limited edition bottling of 1,000 magnums in years in which the harvest is considered excellent. It is only available for purchase to visitors to the estate.
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