G. B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2014
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: Italy: Piedmont
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Critic Score: Fabio Alessandria of Comm. G.B. Burlotto tells me that he always believed in the controversial 2014 vintage. He never had any doubts regarding the inherent quality buried deep within this difficult vintage with its temperature extremes and humidity-based diseases. The 2014 Barolo Monvigliero ultimately proves to be a fragile and delicate wine with pure essence of wild rose and violet. Monvigliero is known as "the perfumed vineyard," thanks to those beautiful floral nuances. While contemplating the bouquet, you feel like you are standing in the middle of a rose garden. The wine offers loose-knit structure with fine tannins that are polished, etched and very linear. Some 7,500 bottles were made in 2014, down from an average annual production of 8,000. Tasted June 2018. 95 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.