James Suckling places Mauro Molino's Barolo "Conca" 2012 on his Top 100 List.

James Suckling places Mauro Molino's Barolo "Conca" 2012 on his Top 100 List.

Barolo DOCG “Conca”

Grape varietal: Nebbiolo

Exposure: south, southeast

Soil: calcareous clayey

Harvest time: mid-October

Vinification: maceration on the skins for 10 days, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barriques for 18 months. Further ageing in the bottle for 4 months.

Wine lifetime: over 25 years

Bottles produced: 2760 and 50 Magnum (2010 year)

Sensory characteristics: garnet red colour with ruby red reflections. Rich and balanced bouquet of ripe fruits and liquorice. An elegant wine with a smooth palate, velvety tannins and a very long finish.

 

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