Giordano, Barolo DOCG 2014, Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Note: A classic Barolo done in a medium-throttle style that delivers fully on nebbiolo’s promise.
Medium-intensity ruby in color with some garnet around the edges, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of red cherry, fresh strawberry and pomegranate with notes of cranberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Barolo has medium-intensity, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and supple, medium tannin.
There are punctuated moments of complexity on the midpalate that ultimately completes with a satisfying, medium finish.
Pair with food as all Barolo should be.
Bottle Note: Born from Nebbiolo grapes grown on the Piemonte hills. According to tradition, it ages patiently for at least 38 months. Garnet red, intense bouquet, complex, medium bodied, elegant tannins, with a long bitter cherry finish. Serve at 18°-20°C with meat dishes and matured cheese.
Price: $35 (I received a $20 discounted bottle)
Importer: Votto Vines Importing, Hamden, Connecticut
Tasting Date: September 3, 2020