2012 SEGHESIO BAROLOSeghesio
Producer: Aldo & Riccardo Seghesio
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Zone: Monforte d’Alba, Barolo DOCG
The core of the estate was purchased in 1964 by Ettore, the father of Aldo and Riccardo. At first the grapes from the few vineyards were sold. More vineyards were later purchased and wine was sold in bulk. The Seghesio brothers started bottling their wine in 1990. The outstanding vineyards (Vigneto La Villa is one of the great crus of the Langhe) together with a perfect blend of traditional and modern vinification methods result in the production of lovely wines that have been greatly praised by the Italian and international press. Riccardo is now at the helm of the estate after Aldo suddenly passed away in 2010. Aldo's two sons, Sandro and Marco, and his daughter, Michela, are now working full time at the estate.
Tasting note: The 2012 Seghesio Barolo opens up with pretty aromas of red fruits and strawberries followed by licorice, wet stones which all take shape in the glass. It possesses a beautiful silky, polished texture with gorgeous balance backed by juicy red fruits which turn dry and grip on the finish. Accessible now, bur should evolve nicely over the next decade. (Best 2015-2025)- International Wine Report
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Tufaceous-clayey
Production: Fermentation and maceration with the skins for 5-6 days in rotary fermentors with temperature control (28-34 gradi C). The wine matures with the skins for two years in large oak casks. Finishing in the bottle for 6 months.
Alcohol (%) 14.5%