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Marengo Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2016

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CWA

RP96

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $70.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Available: Early February 2021

96 Points | RP
“Speaking from the heart, this is probably my favorite wine from Marengo. Marco Marengo has produced a fine set of wines in the 2016 vintage. I highly recommend that you seek them out. The 2016 Bricco delle Viole is a wine that always stands out in my tastings thanks to its very special bouquet. I am reminded of flowers, with hints of Rosehip, lavender and, of course, violets, after which the cru site is named. Fruit comes from a one hectare plot at 420 m above sea level which is a slightly higher and cooler site. You can almost taste the cool, calcareous soils here thanks to those delicate and fragile aromas. This 2016 vintage offers a bit more power and density, and that floral signature is slightly downplayed in favor of red fruit and wild berries. This vintage offers just a tad more concentration and darkness, with the textural tightness that beckons for many more years of cellar aging. With time, those beautiful fruit flavors will become more relaxed and polished. There's that hint of crushed white pepper again, which we saw in the classic Barolo. It pops up in this wine like a little sparkle at the very end.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Marco Marengo is one of Piedmont’s emerging superstar producers. Although the Marengo family has made wine here since 1899, it’s as if someone turned on a switch a few years ago, when the wines – the Barolos in particular – went from excellent to outstanding, a level they have maintained ever since.” - Antonio Galloni
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Available: Early February 2021

96 Points | RP
“Speaking from the heart, this is probably my favorite wine from Marengo. Marco Marengo has produced a fine set of wines in the 2016 vintage. I highly recommend that you seek them out. The 2016 Bricco delle Viole is a wine that always stands out in my tastings thanks to its very special bouquet. I am reminded of flowers, with hints of Rosehip, lavender and, of course, violets, after which the cru site is named. Fruit comes from a one hectare plot at 420 m above sea level which is a slightly higher and cooler site. You can almost taste the cool, calcareous soils here thanks to those delicate and fragile aromas. This 2016 vintage offers a bit more power and density, and that floral signature is slightly downplayed in favor of red fruit and wild berries. This vintage offers just a tad more concentration and darkness, with the textural tightness that beckons for many more years of cellar aging. With time, those beautiful fruit flavors will become more relaxed and polished. There's that hint of crushed white pepper again, which we saw in the classic Barolo. It pops up in this wine like a little sparkle at the very end.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Marco Marengo is one of Piedmont’s emerging superstar producers. Although the Marengo family has made wine here since 1899, it’s as if someone turned on a switch a few years ago, when the wines – the Barolos in particular – went from excellent to outstanding, a level they have maintained ever since.” - Antonio Galloni



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery M. Marengo

Vineyard Designate

AVA Barolo

Region Italy