Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco 2015
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Talk about perfectly conveying the spirit and essence of its place.
Piedmont of course, but in the end, Barbaresco always seems to end up at the head of the class when it comes to this conversation.
And Marchesi di Barolo’s 2015 Barbaresco is one of those wines that checks the boxes the whole way down the list.
Brimming with energy and verve, layers of red berries, rose petals, orange peel, a touch of tar, herbs, hints of pepper, wild blackberries, savory herbs, spiced cherries and that quintessential terroir that only can come from Piedmont. Harmoniously balanced, soft tannins and an elegant mid-palate wrap your senses in a warm Italian blanket, and finish clean as notes of minerals, chalk and fruit linger in the background.
This family Marchesi has been around for quite some time, and now that they’re 5 generations in the making, they’ve got the system dialed and know exactly how to get the most out of each of their properties. Sustainable farming and rooted in tradition, there aren’t many producers who continue to exceed the mark and set the standard the way that Marchesi di Barolo does vintage to vintage.
It’s a testament to their commitment to tradition and technique, and with every year comes more knowledge, and the results are evident in every bottle.
Piedmontese fans have already clicked go and the wine is on the way, but for those seeking an intro to Italian multi-generational glory, look no further than right here!
You can recognize the 2015 Barbaresco Tradizione by its old fashion-looking label and the producer name that is recorded here as Antiche Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo. This vintage offers extra layers of plumpness and sweetness that you can taste in the ripe fruit that is so generously put on display. The fruit is dark and succulent with black cherry and wild blackberry on the front line. Background tones include tar, smoke and spice. This wine only ages in botte grande. Some 80,000 bottles were made.
Chopped mint, rose and eucalyptus aromas shape the nose along with a whiff of white pepper. Linear and tightly knit, the taut palate offers dried cherry, orange zest and licorice before a slightly smoky finish. Drink 2021–2027.