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Marcarini, Barolo Brunate, 2006

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The historic village of La Morra is one of my favorites in Barolo. Here Nebbiolo has a more elegant and expansive expression than Serralunga or Castiglione Falletto. This is likely due to the predominance of blue marl soils as well as hints of limestone, as opposed to the compact clays that dominate most of Barolo. The particular micro-climates play a role too. But whatever it is, it is certain that the perfume and texture of La Morra is wonderfully distinct. In this village one of the most accomplished and old school producers has to be Marcarini. This estate has roots that go back several centuries and they have been producing wine since 1850. The family was also one of the first to begin designating their cru vineyards on their label, as they have been bottling their two most famous vineyards, La Serra and Brunate, separately for decades. In 1990 Manuel Marchetti and his late wife Elisa (whose great-great-great grandfather first founded the Marcarini label) became the proprietors. They changed very little, holding steadfast to the traditions of the family. Manual is one of the more thoughtful and interesting people in Barolo, and he is a good friend. His adherence to the “old-school” style is purposeful but not dogmatic.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 93
"The 2006 Barolo Brunate blossoms on the palate with layers of dark fruit, menthol, spices and minerals, all of which come together with a classic, ethereal weight that is quite appealing. The tannins are formidable, but there is more than enough richness and depth in the fruit to provide balance. The finish is surprisingly round and harmonious at this stage but I expect the wine to close down on itself over the coming months. Marcarini's 2006 Barolo Brunate is simply terrific. Proprietor Manuel Marchetti says that his plot in Brunate sees wider temperature fluctuations than his vineyard in La Serra, which in large part accounts for the differences between his two Barolos." -Robert Parker

Wine Enthusiast

WE 93
"This is a lovely, layered wine with unusual (but seductive) aromas of cassis, wild berry, violet, chopped mint, pine nut, iron, clove and savory black pepper. The finish is tight and dusty with finely textured tannins that fade after a long while."

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2006

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

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