2016 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Brunate

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A premium single-vineyard Barolo from the Cru site known as Brunate. Vines almost forty years old grow in this historic vineyard on the border of the La Morro and Barolo communes. South/southeast exposure brings ripe fruit, and slowly thanks to the elevatioin, where sand and clay marl soils provide ideal drainage and retention. The result is a "monolithic" presence in which ripe red fruits and florals cloak an assertive, ageworthy structure. (It was a local insider who put us onto Francesco, who offers the same quality at a lesser cost than his famous cousin, Guiseppe). In Francesco's traditional hands a long maceration and 3 years in large Slovenian oak conveys the power of a Cru that is 700 years old and literally definitive of Barolo. Age this beauty!
$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 per bottle

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

What The Critics Say

91-94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Rinaldi's 2016 Barolo Brunate is dark and dense, with terrific mid-palate pliancy and striking inner perfume. In this vintage, the Brunate is remarkably polished, with less of the boisterous explosiveness it can tend to show, and tons of finesse for a young wine that is still in cask."

94/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)

"Fragrant and refined, this opens with alluring scents of iris, woodland berry, clove and balsamic whiffs of eucalyptus. On the focused, racy palate, youthfully austere but extremely elegant tannins and vibrant acidity provide the backbone for crunchy cherry, crushed strawberry, licorice and white pepper." Drink 2024 - 2034

16/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller (2014 vintage)

"Barolo. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Soft, subdued yet concentrated and with a touch of cherry confiture. Aromatic cherry palate with a good dose of tart acidity. Still embryonic but well balanced. (WS)" Drink 2019 - 2025

Variety Nebbiolo
Region Piedmont
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

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