Barolo del Comune di Monforte d’Alba DOCG 2017

    Domenico Clerico | Piedmont
    Domenico Clerico | Loc. Manzoni 67 | IT 12065 Monforte d'Alba

    Barolo del Comune di Monforte d'Alba DOCG 2017

    The 2017 Barolo del Comune di Monforte d'Alba from Domenico Clerico is beautiful. Of subtle extract sweetness, perfumed and beautifully built, the 2017 shows all the appeal of which this high altitude site is capable. Sweet macerated cherry, mint, spice, orange peel and raspberry linger on the lingering, slightly vibrant and agile finish. The 2017 will particularly appeal to those who prefer fragrant and medium-bodied Barolos. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Bright, lightening garnet red. Appealing nose with notes of pomegranate, strawberry, plus sealing wax, saffron and some bay leaf. Fine-meshed, grippy tannin, characterises the course, fine raspberry fruit, fine sweet melting on the final, profound." Falstaff

    "Despite an austere tannic finish - rather common in the 2017 vintage - this is a very good example of a classic Barolo. It's a blend of vineyards in Monforte d'Alba, which suggests it will have more structure and less fruit than, for example, Barolo or La Morra, and this bears out when tasting it. Extremely pale ruby in colour - not garnet yet - it shows an intense nose of dried cherry and violet, with whiffs of tar and liquorice. On the palate it has an aristocratic character, with some fresh fruit flavours including a touch of blood orange, but it's firm and quite austere, underlined by crisp acidity and not totally balanced by the fruit." Decanter

    "Here's an interesting change. The classic Barolo from Domenico Clerico is now labeled with its village name. The 2017 Barolo del Comune di Monforte d'Alba pours from the bottle with a bright garnet color and a medium-rich appearance. Fruit is sourced from the lower part of Pajana, the youngest vines in Ciabot Mentin and the lower part of Percristina. The wine reveals a classic profile of the Nebbiolo grape, revealing dark cherry, cassis, smoke, tar and licorice. It shows a lean and almost delicate fiber with polished and silky tannins." Robert Parker

    "A firm, structured 2017 with pretty balance and finesse for the vintage. Medium-to full-bodied with tight, integrated tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Attractive strawberry and cherry character." James Suckling

    36,90 €

    05293417 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

    Ratings
    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Barolo
    • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barrique/tonneau
    • Development: partly barrique
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
    • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 5,96 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
    • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,41
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2036+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Tannin-containing and/or acid-stressed
    Fits to:
    • Offal
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Medium old Cheese
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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