Barolo Classico - Parusso
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Altitude: 250m - 450m ASL
Appellation: Barolo DOCG Acidity : g/l
Alcohol %: 14 Sugar: g/l
Vineyard Exposure: South/West Soil: Clayey-marl-sandy soil
2015 The 2015 Barolo is a nicely balanced and fresh offering from Parusso, with sensations of dark plum and ripe fruit. This wine, aged for 18 months in barrique, always seem to distinguish itself in every vintage by the ripe fruit or grape-skin aromas that come with very apparent tannins and even a bit of sourness.
2016: The Parusso 2016 Barolo offers that distinctive Parusso nose that I have come to understand over the years I have been tasting these wines. There is a touch of ripe fruit, dried grape skins and stems that pop out over rich black fruit, tar and black spice. There's a sultry and smoky aspect to the wine with extra concentration and tannic astringency on the finish. This vintage is even more structured, suggesting a longer cellar aging time. If you are invested in the Parusso philosophy, this is a good place to start.
This wine was made from Nebbiolo grapes harvested from various vineyards located in the region of Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto.
Fermentation occurred spontaneously in the presence of indigenous yeasts and vinification takes place without using sulfites and with careful maceration and temperature control during fermentation..
Aging: The wine spends 18 months aging on the lees in oak barrels before bottling.
Food Pairing: Pairings include ravioli, tagliatelle with meat sauce, truffled foods and aged cheeses.
2016 94pts Robert Parker
2015 93pts Robert Parker