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Luigi Vico 2017 Prapò Barolo

Luigi Vico 2017 Prapò Barolo

...gorgeous...
Wine Enthusiast
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WE 96
...gorgeous...
Wine Enthusiast

Mission Codename A thousand kisses deep

“Barolo needs balance.” - Davide Rosso, winemaker

Just what exactly is balance? You need one wine to DEFINE that? Look no further!

To put it in words, it’s that shooting star you catch on a moonless night, it’s that magical sweet spot where everything comes together in one sublime, almost ethereal place. This wine has it in spades.

And how exactly can a Cru Barolo with a cult following, and 96 points, can be had at 40% OFF? It helps to have tight relationships with the winner of Wine & Spirits’ Importer of the Year for just about every year nowadays it seems. We jumped on every bottle they could allocate.

Oh, and the wine? Sublime and divine. A timid ruby with crimson highlights greets the eye. The perfume is thoroughly classic, with immediate tar and roses melded with macerated red fruits and sweet spices. One sip and you’re in love, with freshness, depth, silky yet abundant and classy tannins, and a ton more fruit, earth, savory, and mineral elements. The same complexity carries through on the minute-plus long finish, adding new layers of towering finesse. A match made in heaven is Tajarin, the famous fresh pasta of Piedmont made with way too many egg yolks, this will cut right that intense richness.

It’s a Prapò people, ‘the pearl of Serralunga d’Alba’ that only a few winemakers have access to, heralded names such as Paolo Scavino, Ceretto, Ettore Germano, Schiavenza clamor over the fruit every vintage. Check out its story told by Davide Fregonese, the owner:

Wanna be the cool vino who experienced this future legend early? Stock up - while we have some.

96 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“Forest floor, rose, new leather and woodland berry aromas lead the way in this gorgeous red. Fermented in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts followed by aging in large Slavonian and French oak casks, it’s structured and delicious, offering strawberry compote, ripe Morello cherry, licorice and baking spice set against a backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2027-2037.”

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Tasting Profile Macerated red fruits, sweet spices, classic tar & roses

dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Look

A timid ruby with crimson highlights greets the eye

Smell

Tar and roses, macerated red fruits, and sweet spices

Taste

Silky tannins, fruit, earth, savory, and mineral elements

Finish

Minute-plus long finish, adding new layers of towering finesse

Pairing

Tajarin: Piemontese fresh pasta with many, many egg yolks

What the Winery Says 2017 Prapò Barolo

Luigi Vico
Luigi Vico
Winemaker
Davide Rosso
Varietal
100% Nebbiolo
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
14%
Commune
Serralunga d’Alba
Vineyard
Cru Prapò
Elevation
1,150 feet above sea level
Age of vines
30 years, on average
Soils
Limestone and clay
Aging
36 months
Barrels
100 neutral French (Fontainebleau) oak casks (25HL)

About the Winery Luigi Vico

Luigi Vico Winemaker Alessandro & Vittore Alessandria
Luigi Vico Winemaker Alessandro & Vittore Alessandria
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