Cà Rozzeria, Tre Comuni Barolo 2012, Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Note: An aged Barolo that still remains lively and bursting with reserved red fruit, but please decant or give it 2 hours of air before enjoying so you drink it at its best.
Medium-intensity ruby with garnet around the edges, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of red cherry, red plum, red currant and violet blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Nebbiolo has medium-intensity, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
There are some notes of midpalate complexity even as the wine is mostly straightforward in profile.
Pair with Italian food or tomato-based dishes.
Bottle Note: The cellar of every artisan winemaker has its secrets, or better yet, its extra parts: additional cask or an unallocated single vineyard. Most times, these wines are whisked off to another cellar to become something else. Their soul, story and origins are lost forever. Cà Rozzeria is the body shop (carrozzeria) which allows the grower to bottle his extras just as they are and stick with his story to the end. The wine leaves its cellar with a different look in label only, and remains just as the grower intended it. Cà Rozzeria wines are always estate bottled by the growers who make them.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: May 4, 2020