Wine Advocate 94
"The Parusso 2016 Barolo offers that distinctive Parusso nose that I have come to understand over the years I have been tasting these wines. There is a touch of ripe fruit, dried grape skins and stems that pop out over rich black fruit, tar and black spice. There's a sultry and smoky aspect to the wine with extra concentration and tannic astringency on the finish. This vintage is even more structured, suggesting a longer cellar aging time. If you are invested in the Parusso philosophy, this is a good place to start."
James Suckling 94
"A very ripe and decadent red with so much depth and richness. Full-bodied, deep and rich. A big combination of ripe fruit and tannins. Give this a few years to come together. Better after 2022."
This wine was made from Nebbiolo grapes harvested from various vineyards located in the region of Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto.
Ruby red, almost garnet in color. The nose is vibrant and rich with floral and fruit tones. Fine and elegant tannins and harmonious on the finish. Pairings include ravioli, tagliatelle with meat sauce, truffled foods and aged cheeses.
Fermentation occured spontaneously in the presence of indigenous yeasts. Vinification takes place without using sulfites and with careful maceration and temperature control during fermentation. The wine spends 18 months aging on the lees in oak barrels before bottling.