The 14-acre Brunate vineyard produces a more delicate style of Barolo. Aromas of ripe figs and flavors of superripe fruit give a sense of a sweet wine, but with huge tannins masking the sweetness. To finish, the acidity gives the wine shape and good potential—allow 10 years or more before drinking.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.