Maretti Barolo 2019


Good Barolo, and this is certainly a fine example, is a thing of beauty. This is cracking value as well. From the commune of Castiglione Falletto and a top notch vintage. Fifteen days on skins, the wine spent a year in Allier barriques and then two more in 2,000 litre casks from the same source. This is a stunning vintage in this region and this wine shows exactly that. We have notes of florals, warm earth, hints of cinchona bark and tobacco leaves – think a really good Cohiba. A creamy texture, there is an appealing savouriness here with good balance and focus plus a lingering finish. Good acidity runs the length and good to enjoy over the next ten to twelve years. The recommendation is to match this with mushroom risotto – hard to think of anything more perfect.

Variety: Other, Specialty
Categories: Drinks, Imported Wines