Three 2013 Barolo DOCG of M. Marengo: wonderful wines from wonderful vineyards!
The Baroli of the 2013 vintage are reminiscent of the wines of the 2010 vintage. They have great balance, sweet and silky tannins and a beautiful structure.
The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are spontaneous. The maceration with the skins lasts for approximately ten days. These wines mature for 24 months in French oak barriques (20% new) for 24 months and they are bottled during the following summer.
Barolo DOCG Brunate 2013
This wine is made from the Brunate cru. The Marengo family owns 1.2 hectares of this historical cru of La Morra (the total extension is 25 hectares).
This wine confirms the greatness of Brunate.
The colour is a beautiful ruby red tending to garnet. 2013 is a fantastic vintage. The nose is intense, complex, delicate, very elegant and very powerful at the same time. Small red berries, balsamic notes of sage and mint that become gradually more evident when the wine opens up in the glass. Floral and flint notes follow. In the mouth the tannins are silky and well integrated together with a lovely balance: these are the characteristics of the Brunate cru that could be described as the Chambolle Musigny of Barolo. Another characteristic of this cru is that the wines age for a very long time, after 30 years the wines are always young. The wines made from Brunate are excellent in difficult vintages.
The average production is 5,200 bottles/year.
Barolo DOGG Bricco delle Viole 2013
This wine is made from the Bricco delle Viole cru that stands in the commune of Barolo. Its name is due to the fact that many violets grow here in springtime. The Marengo family owns 1 hectare of this cru.
The 2013 vintage is classical, beautiful and interesting. The colour is ruby red. The nose is floral, notes of roses, notes of red berries. In the mouth it is full bodied with an incredible structure. The tannins are evident, but very well integrated. This wine is very intriguing even when young and this is a characteristic of the cru.
The average production is 5,000 bottles/year.
Barolo DOCG 2013
This wine is made from the grapes of four vineyards in the commune of La Morra (in the zones of Boilo, Serradenari, Roncaglie and Fossati) of a total extension of 1.8 hectares. The grapes of each vineyard are usually vinified separately as the ripening period is different (in 2016 the grapes from the four vineyards were vinified all together as they ripened at the same time).
This Barolo is a classical wine of La Morra.
The colour is ruby red. Red fruit and spices on the nose. Silky and well integrated tannins. An important structure.
The average production is 12,000 bottles/year.
Suggested food matches: red meat dishes, roasts and grilled meat, rice and pasta dishes with meat sauce, dishes with a lot of structure in general, seasoned cheese, dishes with truffle, risotto.