Batasiolo Barolo DOCG 2003

Member Review by Rehoboam129:

Not like anything I have ever seen or tasted. Rusty brown in colour so this wine has spent some time getting yummi! Anything but fruity - totally savoury - scents of hickory, fennel, truffles, tar. On the palate, very dry, high tannins, moderate alcohol, tastes of fig and prunes. DOCG and no kidding - wow!

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Region: Italy » Piedmont

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  • 2003

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Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Beni di Batasiolo:
Almost a crypt, where the ancient alchemy of transforming must into fine wines is celebrated. The sanctum sanctorum in which the grapes are selected by master vintners, who then heed the boiling of the fermentation in huge oak casks. The destination of the harvests of large estates, where the grapes were delivered once upon a time on carts drawn by horned oxen, whereas now they arrive for p... Read more
Almost a crypt, where the ancient alchemy of transforming must into fine wines is celebrated. The sanctum sanctorum in which the grapes are selected by master vintners, who then heed the boiling of the fermentation in huge oak casks. The destination of the harvests of large estates, where the grapes were delivered once upon a time on carts drawn by horned oxen, whereas now they arrive for pressing only a short time after they have been picked. The winery as it was, with the old oak casks lined up imperiously along faintly-lit corridors. The winery as it is today, adjusted to the needs of an ever more demanding and selective market, in which quality is an unforgoable constant, a pre-requisite for a flawless, stable, homogeneous product. This means state-of-the-art equipment, and access to the most appropriate technologies. The new look, which stands alongside the old rather than in its place, is one of shiny steel, and electronically-controlled, automatic processes. Past and future living together in a dynamic, efficient present capable of taking on the toughest competition in the acquisition of new markets. Read less

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Snooth User: Rehoboam129
786457
5.00 5
07/07/2008

Not like anything I have ever seen or tasted. Rusty brown in colour so this wine has spent some time getting yummi! Anything but fruity - totally savoury - scents of hickory, fennel, truffles, tar. On the palate, very dry, high tannins, moderate alcohol, tastes of fig and prunes. DOCG and no kidding - wow!


Snooth User: jager13
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5.00 5
11/29/2010

Five glasses



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