Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017
Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017
Badarina is the symbolic vineyard of our family. It is the expression of the power and minerality that characterize the terroir of Serralunga d’Alba. Here, a unique microclimate and terroir require more time for the Nebbiolo to ripe. The resulting wine is a Barolo of extraordinary complexity which is distinguished by the intensity of the aromas and the great structure. Ethereal bouquet, with red fruits, raspberries, herbs, balsamic hints that emerge with aging. Important tannins, freshness and minerality, for a Barolo of energy that improves over time. Food pairing: rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.
Bruna Grimaldi and her husband Franco manage their 15 hectares of vineyards, which are spread in various plots across the Langhe area. The fragmentation of the vineyards is one of the strengths of the business because it allows them to offer high quality from the different terroirs that make up the Langhe where microclimates, soils and exposures convey important and unique characteristics to the wines. Vineyard maintenance is highly manual and organic cultivation is used, keeping yields low. In the winery, selection of grapes is meticulous, and very low levels of sulphites are used at bottling.
Manzone Castelletto Barolo 2015Manzone Castelletto Barolo 2015
Castelletto is a big cru in Monforte, north of Ginestra. This is traditional Barolo, quite deep in colour from a long maceration, matured in a mix of old 500L and 700L barrels. Brown rim. Gorgeous rich nose, red cherry, balsamic, dried leaves, violet and rose. Earth and mushroom, which are also prominent on the grippy palate. Lovely lifted raspberry acidity in tension with tar, tobacco, leather, almond. Dusty, herbal, saline. Fabulous Barolo, a remarkable wine for the money.
Marco Bonfante Barolo 2015Marco Bonfante Barolo 2015
Marco Bonfante Barolo 2015
Barolo enchants for its elegance and pleasantness, with spiced and velvety aromas which are really captivating for the nose and palate and that leave a long gustatory persistence. In the glass it shows with a clear ruby red color when young, with garnet reflections if aged. Scents of violet, “goudron” and truffle can be perceived.
On the palate the sensations are various: we find ourselves in front of a full-bodied, classic, structured wine, which will be aged for many years and represents in an extraordinary way the important character of the Langhe area.
The noble tannins characteristic of this wine improve after some years of refinement in the bottle.
Following their father’s loss and the consequent division of his winery, Marco and his sister Micaela founded the winery Marco Bonfante srl in 2000. “Our family produces wines in Piedmont, precisely in Nizza Monferrato since 8 generations, so much time that the hill which saw our ancestors grow up, took the name Bonfante.” Marco is the winemaker and he looks after the production and the sales, while Micaela takes care of the administration of the company.
Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2014 ItalyRocche Costamagna Barolo 2014 Italy
Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2014 opens with red berry, new leather and eucalyptus aromas. The firmly structured palate offers red cherry, star anise and a hint of white pepper alongside close-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2022–2028.