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    Mirafiore Paiagallo Barolo 2013

    Mirafiore Paiagallo Barolo 2013

    Sale price
    $110.00
    Regular price
    $110.00

    The fruit is fully destemmed and crushed prior to a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel at 30-32 ° C. Regular pump-overs ensued early in the winemaking process to extract colour and phenolics before slowing down to only one a day. The wine then spent a further 25 days with a submerged cap to continue flavour complexity development whilst maintaining freshness and elegance. The wine spent one year in partially smaller oak and partially in larger before being transferred to being fully stored in larger oak for a further 12 months. The wine was then matured for a further 18 months in bottle prior to release. This has a beautifully lifted nose of dark berry fruit, plum and cherry. Layered with exotic spices of cinnamon, clove and black pepper whilst the long, grippy tannin profile balanced by fine acidity mark this is a truly terrific wine from a terrific vintage. This is a medium bodied wine that is both fresh, savoury and nuanced. It will make a perfect accompaniment to many richer meat dishes.  

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    Arguably the greatest wine region in Italy, Piemonte provides a heady confluence of wine, food and scenery that many other regions can only aspire too. Picture autumn, deep in white truffle season, the still snow-capped mountains frame the rolling hills dotted with quaint township slowly appearing out of the regions famous ‘Nebbia’, the fog after which the regions most famous grape variety is named. We speak of course of Nebbiolo, which reaches its apex in the stellar Piemonte regions of Barolo and Barbaresco and provides great value elsewhere across the great Langhe. From the floral, frizzante Moscato d’Asti through to stunning savoury wines of Gavi, Roero Arneis and Favorita (the local term for Vermentino), the white varieties are covered admirably. Barbera and Dolcetto compete with Nebbiolo for attention the reds and provide superb drinking and lesser known varieties such as Freisa and the ethereal Pelaverga can be stunning in the right hands. But Barolo and Barbaresco rule the roost, with superbly perfumed red wines that cellar for decades. Top producers to look for include Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Guiseppe Mascarello, Guiseppe Rinaldi, Vietti, Bruno Giacosa, Massolino, G.B. Burlotto, Vajra, and Paolo Scavino. Local Knowledge: When choosing Barolos, producer is key but our pick of the top six Barolo vineyards are: Brunate, Cerequio, Rocche di Castiglione, Monprivato, Rocche dell’Annunziata and Vigna Rionda, closely followed by Francia and Villero.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      10+ Years
    • Varieties

      Nebbiolo
    • Vintage

      2013
    • Alcohol Content

      14%
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Regular price
    $660.00
    GST included.
    Case(s) of 6
    $110.00 per bottle
    $110.00 per bottle