Aurelio Settimo ~ Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata 2008

Aurelio Settimo ~ Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata 2008
£44.00 / bottle£501.60 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: Italy
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Region: Piemonte
Style: Smooth Elegant Reds
Wine Types: Red Wines
Drink: Now to 2025
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 13.5%

Tasting Notes

The story

We've been missing a Barolo from our portfolio and have been searching high and low for one displaying the required quality. We have found one quite close to home - from Aurelio Settimo whose Langhe Nebbiolo Aurelio Settimo Langhe Nebbiolo 2011 we have been enjoying for some time. I also stock the 2013 vintage of the Langhe Nebbiolo.

The wine

Our full tasting note is work in progress but in summary this is a fantastic Barolo from a single vineyard, Le Rocche dell'Annuziata di la Morra, considered to be of Grand Cru stature. It has the classic rose perfume on the nose with cherries and hints of raspberry.  The texture is silky smooth. Very elegant.

This lovely wine is also available as a one-bottle gift pack.





Food Pairing

Recommended to drink with game, goose, steak, braised beef, delicately flavoured offal, mushrooms and milder cheeses including goats' and sheeps' cheese

Producer's Notes

"This garnet-red wine with ruby hues has an intense nose hinting at spices and liquorice. Well-structured and supple, with appealing tannins and good balance."

Awards

17.5 points    Jancis Robinson    Oct 2013
"Just mid ruby with bright orange rim. A little like Mostarda – candied fruit in mustard syrup – and a little chalky. Liquorice. Elegant with vibrant acidity and embryonic sweet fruit and well balanced but firm tannins. Classic."

95 points     James Suckling     Jan 2013

A fantastic Barolo from a single vineyard considered to be of Grand Cru stature. It has the classic rose perfume on the nose with cherries and hints of raspberry.  The texture is silky smooth. Very elegant.

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