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Valfieri Barolo 2004

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Full-bodied, with a dense nose of deeply-layered berry and a touch of woodsmoke and spice. The color is beautiful, a deep red with hints of dark orange, and the structure is austere and elegant; a perfect balance of fruit and heavy tannins adds depth to the finish. Crafted from Nebbiolo grapes from 30-35 year old vines, this Barbaresco will pair perfectly with cheeses and roasted meats.

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Valfieri:
In 1961, Rosangela Clerici Riccadonna (who belongs to one of Piedmont's oldest wine-making families) founded Valfieri at Alba, dedicating this new and original cellar to the production of Alba's traditional, classic wines. Valfieri subsequently moved to Costigliole d'Asti, in the heart of one of the region's most prized grape-growing zones, and management of the cellar was taken over by Mrs Ri... Read more
In 1961, Rosangela Clerici Riccadonna (who belongs to one of Piedmont's oldest wine-making families) founded Valfieri at Alba, dedicating this new and original cellar to the production of Alba's traditional, classic wines. Valfieri subsequently moved to Costigliole d'Asti, in the heart of one of the region's most prized grape-growing zones, and management of the cellar was taken over by Mrs Riccadonna's children, Angelo and Mariachiara Clerici, who continue the family's tradition with commitment and enthusiasm. More than thirty-five years have passed since the Cellar was founded, and during this time the wine sector has changed dramatically. The economics of wine has become globalised. But Valfieri remains faithful to traditional values, which doesn't mean banal repetition of past methods, but rather a continuous effort to improve production, to make wines whose quality is perceived and not imposed. Read less
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External Reviews for Valfieri Barolo

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Full-bodied, with a dense nose of deeply-layered berry and a touch of woodsmoke and spice. The color is beautiful, a deep red with hints of dark orange, and the structure is austere and elegant; a perfect balance of fruit and heavy tannins adds depth to the finish. Crafted from Nebbiolo grapes from 30-35 year old vines, this Barbaresco will pair perfectly with cheeses and roasted meats.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Baking spice, cinnamon, cloves, roasted coffee, rose water, plums and sour cherries dance in this modern and unusually ripe Barolo.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Full-bodied, with a dense nose of deeply-layered berry and a touch of woodsmoke and spice. The color is beautiful, a deep red with hints of dark orange, and the structure is austere and elegant; a perfect balance of fruit and heavy tannins adds depth to the finish. Crafted from Nebbiolo grapes from 30ndash;35 year old vines, this Barbaresco will pair perfectly with cheeses and roasted meats.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A spectacular vintage in Piedmont; many of the 2004 Barbarescos that are currently being released are capable of aging 20 years or more! But for those of us who just can't wait, the Valfieri is ready to drink now (though it, too will drink well for years to come if you should decide to hang on to it), with a complex bouquet and palate full of earth, roses, cherry and spice notes. An ideal pairing would be with a mushroom risotto, but also try with roast pork, portabella burgers, or beef and grilled vegetable dishes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2004 vintage was spectacular in Piedmont, resulting in well-balanced, quality reds on every price level. The Valfieiri Bric Mentina is a terrific introduction to Nebbiolo at an affordable price - richly textured, with dense layers of earth and spice, overlaid with sour cherry and currant fruit. Although approachable in its youth, this is a wine with great aging potential, and will continue to evolve for at least a decade. Great buy.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Harmonious and sophisticated, from a spectacular vintage, the Valfieri Barolo shows a lovely, perfumed nose and light cherry and raspberry notes underneath the muscular structure of tannin. This wine will certainly reward your patience a few years down the road, and will drink beautifully throughout the next decade.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2004 vintage was spectacular in Piedmont, resulting in well-balanced, quality reds on every price level. The Valfieiri Bric Mentina is a terrific introduction to Nebbiolo at an affordable price andmdash; richly textured, with dense layers of earth and spice, overlaid with sour cherry and currant fruit. Although approachable in its youth, this is a wine with great aging potential, and will continue to evolve for at least a decade. Great buy.


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