Gianfranco Bovio Parussi Barolo DOCG 2016 Red Wine

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Gianfranco Bovio Parussi Barolo DOCG 2016

Piedmont, Italy

96 Pts. Wine Advocate:

"Here's a blast from the past. This wine has not been produced since the 2004 vintage, so it's a real pleasure to rediscover it today. The Bovio 2016 Barolo Parussi draws its fruit from Castiglione Falletto in a site with southern exposures positioned 230 meters above sea level. This is a true treasure, a wine with beautiful balance and intensity. The aromas are precise and focused with wild berry, dried rose, crushed limestone and candied fruit. In the mouth, the wine is velvety and structured, with fine textural impact. A mere 1,900 bottles were released. Bovio's Barolo Parussi, the comeback kid, is another home run from Castiglione Falletto in the classic 2016 vintage."

95 pts. James Suckling, Top 100 Wines of Piedmont 2016:

"Beautiful aromas of dried flowers and fresh strawberries with some citrus. Lavender and red roses, too. Full-bodied with really ripe, polished tannins and gorgeous fruit. It is wonderful to taste (even drink) now, but give it time to show what it has. Better after 2022."

FROM THE WINERY

Vineyards: Parussi
Location: Castiglione Falletto
Exposition: South
Vine Variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Vinification and Refining:

Fermentation and maceration go on for about 10 days in temperature - controlled tanks, using native yeasts. Afterwards, “submerged cap fermentation” follows. In this special type of fermentation the grape skins are kept in contact with the must, for about 3 to 4 weeks time. The wine is eventually transferred into large wood barrels.

Tasting notes:

Ruby red colour with brick-like hues. It’s traditional to the nose, with reminiscences of ripe fruits and chocolate. A full-bodied wine with great structure, elegant in its tannin and very persistent.

Serving temperature: 16 -17°C.


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