Luca Bosio Barolo D.O.C.G 2015
87 Points “Best Buy” - Wine & Spirits
Garnet red in color, this Nebbiolo shows an incredible variety of aroma due to the grape’s natural characteristics and long aging period that add complexity, body and class. It has great structure and a big tannins, that smooth out during the aging process, with a structure that perfectly matches with its massive aromas. Barolo is the best expression of the Piedmont region.
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Barolo villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on a southern exposure in calcareous clay soils, at a density of about 5,000 plants per hectare. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place over 10 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 36 months in oak Slavonia casks, and then six months in bottles before shipping.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats, braised beef and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses.