Giovanni Corino Barolo
Another producer of the Annunziata sub-zone in La Morra making modernstyled, fruit-rich Barolo. Giuliano Corino recently split the estate with his brother Renato (see below) retaining 7 ha but the wines under this label have a fine track record – highlighting the quality inherent in Giachini, a small 3.5 ha cru, immediately east of Rocche dell’Annunziata. As well as several other Barolo crus made in small quantities, Vecchie Vigne is a superior selection made since 1997 and is deep and powerful with great cellaring potential. Regular Barolo can age impressively too and shouldn’t be ignored. Dolcetto is a pure, classic example – brilliant with 3-4 years’ age from a top vintage. Insieme is pretty good here too (see ALTARE), this one mostly Nebbiolo and Barbera with a little Cabernet and Merlot.
To find out more about Giovanni Corino and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide North-West Italy..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.