Enzo Boglietti, Barolo Arione, 2016

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Boglietti wanders outside of La Morra to produce this masterpiece: a single Cru wine from Arione, which lies at the southern tip of Serralunga (and serves as one of two ingredients in Monfortino). Rare and wonderful...and very long-lived.

 ML: "The Enzo Boglietti 2016 Barolo Arione draws its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, from a vineyard site that has gained much attention in recent years. Arione has thick silty soils and these contribute to the gentle finesse and floral perfumes of the wine. Don't forget power. There is plenty of muscle flexing in this brawny, determined Nebbiolo with firm tannins and deep structure. A mere 2,000 bottles were produced. Count on this wine to complete a long and rewarding drinking arc. 96"

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"The 2016 Barolo Arione is one of the standouts in this range. Bright red fruit iron smoke and chalk give the 2016 plenty of Arione savoriness. The tannins are a bit biting at this stage but then again that is Arione. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure and feel the 2016 packs a good bit of punch. (Drink between 2024-2036)"

Robert Parker

RP 96
"The Enzo Boglietti 2016 Barolo Arione draws its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba from a vineyard site that has gained much attention in recent years. Arione has thick silty soils and these contribute to the gentle finesse and floral perfumes of the wine. Don't forget power. There is plenty of muscle flexing in this brawny determined Nebbiolo with firm tannins and deep structure. A mere 2000 bottles were produced. Count on this wine to complete a long and rewarding drinking arc."

Wine Spectator

WS 95
"Ripe fruit aromas and flavors of kirsch and black currant mark this fruity version. Earth eucalyptus and tar notes are interwoven as this red flexes its tannic clout on the finish. In classic Serralunga fashion there are abundant tannins yet they are refined and tightly stitched. Best from 2024 through 2047."

What importer Bowler Wine has to say about this wine...

Arione is Enzo’s only non-La Morra cru. It comes from 0.7ha of vines at 450m facing SW/S, planted in 1999. These are the nine southernmost rows of vines in Arione, which is the southernmost cru in Serralunga. Enzo has a 25-year lease here; his first Arione was produced in 2003. As Roberto Conterno of Giacomo Conterno has since purchased the remainder of the cru, there are currently only two producers of Arione, Conterno and Boglietti. In Enzo’s words, the vines of Arione produce his most “Pinot-like” Barolo due to the altitude and wind-swept freshness of the site.Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of maceration. Aging is in French oak cask. 2,000 bottles made.

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Floral , Tannic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied