2010 Vite Colte DOCG Riserva Essenze Barolo 750ml


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 

Wine Details & Tasting Notes

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Another wine that impressed the hell out of me at VinItaly last Spring, the gorgeous, ethereal Vite Colte 2010 Riserva Barolo is absolutely singing right now.

If you are looking for an aged, approachable Barolo, this is a steal given the absolutely classic 2010 vintage.

From Antonio Galloni writing in Vinous: The 2010 Barolos have all of the attributes of a cool, late-ripening vintage; expressive aromatics, chiseled fruit, plenty of site-specificity and the potential to develop beautifully for years and decades in bottle.  At the same time, the wines have gorgeous depth and richness.

And it arrives in early November - perfect for the Holidays - but will also age beautifully for another 10-20 years in your cellar.

There are only 100 cases available, unfortunately.

Boom boom, giddyup Barolo fans!

93-points Falstaff (English Publication):
Dark shining ruby red with a bright rim. A slightly balsamic nose with dark berry fruit and mild leather, nuances of mushrooms and undergrowth. Opens on the palate with elegant texture and great density, balanced between tannin, acidity and concentrated ripe fruit, pithy finish.

Due Bicchieri Rossi Gambero Rosso - Two red glasses indicates a wine chosen for the highest honor of Tre Bicchieri (extraordinary rating) but didn't quite make the final cut. Nevertheless, high accolades.

92-points James Suckling: 
Aromas of mellow, dried strawberries and cherries with a sheen of earthy, savory notes. The palate has a succulent, fleshy and open-knit feel with abundant cherry flavors.

17.5 Vinum Wine Magazine (German Publication):
Smells pleasantly of plums, nougat and herbs; polished texture, shows character and velvet, has length and finishes on complex notes of forest fruits and spices.

90-points Wine Enthusiast:
Exotic spice, botanical herb and pressed rose aromas lift out of the glass. It's taut and medium bodied, offering sour cherry, tart cranberry, espresso and star anise set against dusty tannins and fresh acidity.

100% DOCG Barolo from multiple vineyard sites (Vite Colte is high-end coop)
36-months in oak barriques
14% alc.

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