Made in a fruit-forward style, this is remarkably approachable--and fantastic value--Vinification and ageing: Macerat...Read more...
AWE blind tasting - a bit of VA, sweet cherry, passion fruit, kafir lime leaf, very high toned, very aromatic, a touch of diesel, a touch of brett,... Read more
AWE blind tasting - diesel, real reduced veal stock where it gets kind of sickeningly intense, really sweet wood, some nice cherry fruit but really... Read more
Piedmont sits in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, and Nebbiolo is the king of Piedmont. Truffles are an inherent flavor in the earthy side of Nebbi... Read more
Food Pairings for Mauro Molino Nebbiolo Barolo
Editorial Reviews for Mauro Molino Nebbiolo Barolo
AWE blind tasting - a bit of VA, sweet cherry, passion fruit, kafir lime leaf, very high toned, very aromatic, a touch of diesel, a touch of brett, thick and rich up front, lots of fruit here, a bit monolithic but can’t deny the intensity of the dark cherry fruit, some mineral tones add cut, chalky tannins, could improve but seems to show quite some promise, ends with a bit of drying wood tannin, really drying 86-87
AWE blind tasting - diesel, real reduced veal stock where it gets kind of sickeningly intense, really sweet wood, some nice cherry fruit but really kind of simple and blah, no detail, no lift, no finish, 80-82
External Reviews for Mauro Molino Nebbiolo Barolo
Piedmont sits in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, and Nebbiolo is the king of Piedmont. Truffles are an inherent flavor in the earthy side of Nebbiolo. This red is firm and food-oriented; serve alongside grilled steak and root vegetables drizzled in truffle oil.
For many years, Mauro Molino has been recognized as one of the top wineries in Piedmont, noted mostly for its Barolo. This wine is made with Nebbiolo, the same grape used to make Barolo. Rich, floral aromas with blackberry and cassis; medium-bodied with very soft, round tannins. The best thing about this wine is that because it is not labeled Barolo, it is half the price of wines of the same quality.
This Nebbiolo shows a deep ruby color and an intense nose of berries and plums. Pleasing flavors of blackberries, blueberries and violets.
The Langhe region in Piedmont is next to the Barolo and Barberesco regions, and they all grow Nebbiolo. But the Langhe Nebbiolo is half, or more, the price of the ones from their neighbors. Aromas of blackberries and spice are abundant in the glass. On the palate, flavors of tea and mint are intertwined with sweet tannins. For those of you looking to try a Nebbiolo but can't afford the $50 for a Barolo or Barbaresco, try this Molino from Langhe; at this price you could get two or three of them.
The estate's 2001 Barolo normale is a pretty, accessible wine, displaying spice, toasted oak, licorice and sweet fruit in a mid-weight style with much overall harmony. It is made from a blend of vineyards in Barolo, Perno and La Morra and aged in equal parts barrique and cask. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2013.
Beginning with its beautiful garnet color, this Nebbiolo is truly a gem. There is a wonderful clarity to this light-bodied wine that offers distinct aromas of cinnamon, raspberry and plum on the nose. On the palate you will find sour cherries and candied cranberries present, balanced with acidity and robust tannins. Decant this wine for 30 minutes and then enjoy.
Made in a fruit-forward style, this is remarkably approachable--and fantastic value--Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins for 8 days in steel vats with automatic sprinklers and temperature control, ageing in oak casks (60%) and French barriques (40%) for 24 months. Cellaring in the bottle for 6 months.
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