2013 Barolo - “…thrilling, utterly captivating wines…”

Hot on the heels of our Brunello 2012 offer comes another very exciting collection of Italian wines, this time from Piedmont. Again, we’ve chosen to offer several different producers in order to cover all price points and styles. As a vintage, there is little doubt that 2013 is very good and might even touch greatness in some places, with many producers and journalists describing it as a more elegant yet equally impressive version of the great 2010.

Antonio Galloni explains that the vintage produced “a number of thrilling, utterly captivating wines that speak to the pedigree and class that are the signatures of the best Barolo vintages.” He goes on to say: “…a cool growing season and late harvest produced gorgeous Barolos with striking aromatics, silky tannins, sculpted, vibrant fruit and mid-weight structures.”

Meanwhile, James Suckling states that “beautiful harmony, bright fruit, clarity—these are the defining traits of Barolo’s 2013 vintage, which may be its best vintage since 2008… Indeed the 2013s have a comparable structure to the excellent 2010 vintage, but the 2013s are overall more refined and focused as well as more consistent in quality.”

In short, this is a vintage that borrows elements from many of the key vintages of the last decade. The wines are full of energy and elegance and have real vineyard typicity. Quality is very high across the board from the cheaper, entry level Barolos through to the top ‘cru’ wines that may well end up being some of the best for a long time.

For this offer, we’ve included a note on each of the producers plus we’ve highlighted a few key words that we think summarise the style of the producer and the wines. All will be available for delivery from September of this year.



Azelia

Azelia’s wines are very reasonably priced and made in a style that is the perfect balance between old and new. Their entry-level Barolo has to be one of the best value wines in the whole of Piedmont. Their three Cru wines are all very different from each other, thanks to a variety of terroirs and exposure. These wines are complex, serious yet very light of touch and ethereal.

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Italy2013Barolo Bricco Fiasco, AzeliaBT511550.00cs95 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Margheria, AzeliaBT25550.00cs95 AGAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo San Rocco, AzeliaBT25550.00cs95 AGAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo, AzeliaBT109250.00cs92 JSAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Cavallotto

According to Galloni, “Cavallotto may very well be the greatest Barolo producer few people have ever heard of...". These are very classic, structured, singular wines that scream of the Castiglione region. Their Bricco Boschis is structured and elegant with a very pure expression of fruit.

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Italy2013Barolo Bricco Boschis, CavallottoBT190530.00cs96+ MLAdd to Basket
Physically available in October 
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Paolo Conterno

Paolo Conterno’s wines manage to combine a perfumed, elegant and mineral style with ripe, juicy fruit. Everything is in balance and the wines drink young but have the capacity to age well too. Their Riva del Bric is great value and is made from the younger vines of the more serious Ginestra cru.

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Italy2013Barolo Ginestra, Conterno, PaoloBT20450.00cs93 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Riva del Bric, Conterno, PaoloBT26250.00cs92 JSAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Costamagna

The focus of a standalone offer by us the other week, this is an excellent wine from one of the finest vineyards in Barolo. It is also a fraction of the price of many other producers who make the same wine. Silky, black cherries and spicy. A bargain.

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Italy2013Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata, Rocche CostamagnaBT130250.00cs17 FVAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata, Rocche CostamagnaMG80275.00cs17 FVAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Fenocchio

Whenever we taste these wines, we love them. They’re great value and very approachable when young. Not only that, Fenocchio has some great vineyards – a tour de force of the key names of the region. Think silky texture, very pure fruit, stacks of energy and lots of freshness.

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Italy2013Barolo Bussia, Giacomo FenocchioBT20350.00cs97 KOAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Bussia, Giacomo FenocchioMG41432.00cs97 KOAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Cannubi, Giacomo FenocchioMG40450.00cs97 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Castellero, Giacomo FenocchioBT50350.00cs95 KOAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Castellero, Giacomo FenocchioMG10432.00cs95 KOAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Villero, Giacomo FenocchioBT90380.00cs95 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Villero, Giacomo FenocchioMG30450.00cs95 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Villero, Giacomo FenocchioDM-1180.00bt95 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo, Giacomo FenocchioBT46270.00cs Add to Basket
Italy2013Barolo, Giacomo FenocchioMG30330.00cs Add to Basket
Italy2013Barolo, Giacomo FenocchioDM-2125.00bt Add to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Elio Grasso

Elio Grasso returned from a banking job to the family estate in the late 1970s. These are stylish, powerful wines that have a rich core but also a freshness to them, therefore satisfying both modernists and classists alike. According to Galloni, the Gavarini Chiniera is “racy, exotic and super-elegant” and the Ginestra Casa Mate is “powerful and intense” and will require patience.

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Italy2013Barolo Gavarini Chiniera, Elio GrassoBT50570.00cs96 JSAdd to Basket
Italy2013Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté, Elio GrassoBT50580.00cs96 AGAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.