Barolo “Mosconi” DOCG 2015

    Pio Cesare | Piedmont
    Pio Cesare | Via Cesare Balbo 6 | IT 12051 Alba

    Barolo "Mosconi" DOCG 2015

    Four years ago, Pio Boffa bought himself a "little" present for his 60th birthday. Not a new set of golf clubs, a picture hanging in the hall, a holiday for him and the family. No. Only one vineyard called Mosconi in Monforte d'Alba, a region of Piedmont where four generations of the Pio Cesare dynasty could never gain a foothold. Originally the grapes of the 10 ha vineyard were supposed to increase the quality of its classic Barolo, but after the first barrel tastings Pio Boffa was unmistakably clear that this would be at least an equal - albeit stylistically different - counterpart to the hitherto undisputed flagship Ornato.

    And he was so right. Mosconi 2015 is a real jewel and will be an exciting challenge for Ornato in the years to come. And yet he is not, because Mosconi is different. It is more light-footed, in the nose the red rather than the black fruits dominate, in addition an irresistible liquorice and a juiciness, which will grant it immediately a top place in the entire appellation. On the palate it is of a precision that is unparalleled, less powerful than the ornato, but more elegant and subtle. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Sparkling, brightening garnet red. Complex and inviting nose, of truffles, lots of plums, some goji berries and leather. Dense and substantial on the palate, shows beautiful ripe fruit, unfolds with fine-meshed tannin in many layers, rich pressure." Falstaff

    "Maturing mid ruby with bricky tinges. Embracing and rich on the nose with a spicy edge. The tannins keep clinging to the palate while the fruit is still backward. Supple finish with lots of ripe, grainy tannins." Jancis Robinson

    "The company bought this fine Monforte vineyard in 2014, and this is their first vintage, which is mostly aged in barriques, The nose is perfumed, with rose aromas and great charm and finesse. The palate is svelte but has great concentration and a firm tannic backbone. Indeed, it's rather grippy now but not tough. There's power but the alcohol is in check, lending an imposing character and a very long finish." Decanter

    "This is the first red from this producer from the Mosconi vineyard and it’s a triumph. Classic Mosconi character, showing the sun and richness of the zone. Aromas of white truffles, tobacco, dried leaves and wet earth. Then it goes fresh and bright. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and gorgeous finish." James Suckling

    99,50 €

    05363515 · 0,75 l · 132,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Barolo
    • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 42 months 80/20 barrique/tonneaux
    • Development: Barrique
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
    • Closure: Natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2045+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Tannin-containing and/or acid-stressed
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Poultry
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    stored air-conditioned
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