2016 Barolo, Enrico VI, Cordero di Montezemolo, Piedmont, Italy

2016 Barolo, Enrico VI, Cordero di Montezemolo, Piedmont, Italy

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2016 Barolo, Enrico VI, Cordero di Montezemolo, Piedmont, Italy

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The 2016 Barolo Enrico VI is bright, translucent and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, spice and sweet red cherry are all beautifully lifted. Medium in body and precise, with stunning nuance, the 2016 is a positively stellar wine that shows the more refined side of the Villero cru. Villero Barolos can be a bit tough, especially in the early going, but the 2016 Enrico VI is a super elegant and classy exception.

Drink 2022-2041

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Nov 2019)

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Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous95+/100
Decanter95/100
Jancis Robinson17.5/20
Antonio Galloni, Vinous95+/100
The 2016 Barolo Enrico VI is bright, translucent and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, spice and sweet red cherry are all beautifully lifted. Medium in body and precise, with stunning nuance, the 2016 is a positively stellar wine that shows the more refined side of the Villero cru. Villero Barolos can be a bit tough, especially in the early going, but the 2016 Enrico VI is a super elegant and classy exception.

Drink 2022-2041

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Nov 2019) Read more
Decanter95/100
Produced since 1974, Enrico VI comes exclusively from the estate’s 2.2ha parcel in Villero. Reference to this highly regarded MGA is left off the label in favour of the name the wine has long been known by. The 2016 is strikingly fragrant, offering inviting scents of dried leaves, pressed flower, liquorice and raspberry. There is lovely purity here and an effortless balance of elegance with power. The palate is laced with savoury, mineral, stony notes framed by fine-grained, enduring tannins. This promises much satisfaction for years to come.

Drink 2023-2040

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Jancis Robinson17.5/20
Castiglione Falletto. Lustrous deep ruby. A fine, fragrant, concentrated nose laced with a posh oak note. There is a certain richness that just veers off from dried fruit. Mouth-filling, focused and elegant all at the same time. Succulent acidity and polished tannins. Sweet fruit and oak on the finish and gorgeous fresh acidity.

Drink 2022-2036

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About this WINE

Cordero di Montezemolo

Cordero di Montezemolo

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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.

A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.

Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.

Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.

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