Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata 2010
Ideally drink between: 2016 to 2026.
Decanting time: two hours.
Well-known for its exceptional production of Barolo vintages, the Rocche vineyard offers distinctly elaborate, romantic wines with rich floral and dried red berry undertones. This is a classic, traditional and mature Barolo originating in the Rocche cru in La Morra, which meets all expectations of the house while offering a delightful complexity of aromas and flavors.
The wine is a leathery, reddish purple in color with delightful glimmers of black. An inviting yet dusky nose exposes warm, spicy berry notes with light hints of black pepper. This sophisticatedly earthy and rustic wine delivers a full mouthfeel, exploding with bright, lively berry flavors, undertones of tar, bergamot, tobacco and licorice for a full umami experience. Notable smooth, raw tannins lead to a clean, insatiable and beautiful finish. Subtle, full-bodied and well-balanced with a concentrated, bold structure that promises depth and complexity at whatever age it is enjoyed. A powerful and enticing nebbiolo.
This vintage is exceptional as one would expect from a Barolo by Aurelio Settimo but particularly demanding and intense in comparison to some of the other vintages. Not one to be missed for the serious wine lover. Pair with rich, savory eats such as beef, veal, lamb, hard cheese and mushrooms.