Linnaea - 2013 Trifulau Barolo DOCG

2013 Trifulau Barolo DOCG

Piedmonte, Italy

Linnaea is a husband and wife team consisting of "one plant nerd and one maker of wine" – an agricultural scientist and a winemaker, both of international acclaim. The nomadic duo have created a growing body of wines from around the world; from the Napa Valley to the Barolo.

The fruit for Michelle and Daniel's 2013 Barolo comes from vines that were planted almost a century ago, straddling the border between Castiglione Falletto and Monforte D'Alba, near the town of Barolo. Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted before being fermented on skins and aged for three years in Slavonian oak. It's firm and tense yet friendly and warm, swimming with red fruits, dried herbs, earth, florals and spice. It's all there, harmoniously. A Barolo that's ready to be sipped now, or primed for a long life in the cellar if that's your thing. Such a good price, too!