Seghesio 'La Villa' Barolo 2013
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 25255
Vinous Media 93
"Seghesio's 2013 Barolo La Villa is relatively open-knit and soft for a young Monforte Barolo. Beams of acidity and tannin give the wine its sense of direction and yet there is no shortage of depth in the glass. Sweet tobacco, mint, dried cherry, herb and plum overtones all flesh out over time. I would give the tannins at least a few years in bottle for the tannin soften. This is a lovely showing. -- Antonio Galloni"
James Suckling 93
"Floral and dried-strawberry aromas follow through to a medium to full body, a solid core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Fresh and clean. Chewy and lightly austere towards the end, suggesting another three to four years of bottle age will do it good."
100% Nebbiolo grown in tuffaceous, clay soils. Maceration on the skins for 5-8 days, ageing in French oak barriques and tonneaux for 24 months. The wine is cellared in the bottle for 12 months before release.
The steep slopes of Seghesio’s winery in Monforte d’Alba were not always carpeted in vines. It wasn’t until 1964 when Ettore Seghesio, a tenant farmer working the land, saved enough money to purchase the farm from its owners – and had the foresight to plant vineyards of Nebbiolo! For many years, the family’s grapes were sold off in bulk to other producers in the region. In 1998, Ettore’s sons, Aldo and Riccardo, took over the family estate and began bottling wine under the Seghesio label. Their outstanding terroir, together with a perfect blend of traditional and modern vinification methods, results in the production of lovely wines that have been greatly praised by the Italian and international press. Riccardo is now at the helm of the estate after Aldo’s sudden passing in 2010. In addition, Aldo’s two sons, Sandro and Marco, and his daughter, Michela, now work full-time at the estate. This is truly a family operation steeped in tradition.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
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