Ellena Giuseppe Barolo 2012
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"Aromas of ripe berry, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of Alpine herb lead the nose. The generous palate offers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm, fine-grained tannins."

The fruit for the ‘normale’ Barolo primarily hails from the younger vines off of the ‘Ascheri’ block (planted between 1970 and 2002 - averaging 27 years of age) on a southwest facing slope at 1,015 feet in elevation. Two other blocks are ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #26198
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Enthusiast 90
"Aromas of ripe berry, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of Alpine herb lead the nose. The generous palate offers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm, fine-grained tannins."

The fruit for the ‘normale’ Barolo primarily hails from the younger vines off of the ‘Ascheri’ block (planted between 1970 and 2002 - averaging 27 years of age) on a southwest facing slope at 1,015 feet in elevation. Two other blocks are used off of the vineyard as well, on the lower elevations contributing to more power. The wine is 100% destemmed and fermented in concrete tanks with 60 days of maceration on skins and frequent punch downs. It is then racked into primarily seasoned barriques and botti for 30 months prior to bottling. This is a serious value for Barolo! ~ Winery Notes

Freshly cut flowers, spices, savory herbs and dark red fruits form an attractive, mysterious fabric in a beguiling Barolo with no hard edges but plenty of tension and energy for the year. Expressive aromatics are woven into the inviting, sweet, finish in this sensational effort that represents tremendous value. ~ Winery Notes

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Ellena GiuseppeMatteo Ellena is one of a new generation of budding star winemakers in Piedmont. With stints as an assistant with legends Elio Altare and Giacomo Bologna, Matteo combines the best of what the "Modernist's" and "Traditionalist's" have taught him. His winery, located in La Morra, has been in production since 1966. The 15 hectare estate has 4 hectares planted with vines and 8 planted to hazelnuts, the balance is woodlands.

Viticulture is traditional with the exception of a strict green harvest, which lowers the yields in all of the vineyards. Vineyard management follows the rule of integrated agriculture, which limits the use of synthetic chemicals, minimizing any environmental impact. Matteo prefers native yeast ferments and restrained use of new barrique. This young winemaker is producing some of the most outstanding values in Piedmont.

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