Aurelio Settimo

+39 017 350803 Fraz. Annunziata, 30
La Morra, 12064
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Aurelio’s parents settled in the Annunziata hamlet in 1943, in an old farmhouse built at the end of the 19th century. Until 1962 they used to practice mixed farming, working the land (vineyards, fruit trees, hazelnuts) and breeding animals (hens, rabbits, cows). The grapes were sold to big local wineries, and just a small amount remained for the family to produce wine for themselves and friends and relatives. At the end of the 1950s, Aurelio’s father began bottling some of the wine under the SETTIMO DOMENICO label. Aurelio had understood how special this land really was however, and when Domenico died in 1962 he decided to specialize in wine-growing. Mixed farming and animal breeding were abandoned, the vineyards were extended, and the AURELIO SETTIMO label was introduced. Though fraught with difficulties, this was the beginning of a new challenge, and a new home and winery were built amidst the family vineyards. Until 1974, when Aurelio began extending the winery, 50% of the grapes grown on the Read more »

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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

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    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really do like Chambers Street. How many of these were you drinking over in Italy, Fox?The non-Italians are mouth-watering, too. More Cellar Search ResultsWe've finished inventory and have turned up some more interesting bottles - at interesting prices.Click to view up-to-date in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2006

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    Really strange but totally got whiffs of homemade gnocchi, flour, boiled potatoes, hay, herbal, some leather with a savory biting palate with pretty smooth finish! unique Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • A few days ago I tasted a wine that aged in cement. I looked for more information on aging wine in cement but I didn't find much. If someone can tell me more about the process of aging wine in cement (and the benefits of doing so) then I would very much appreciate it.The wine was a Montecucco DOC. You can find my tasting notes for it here. http:... Read More

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  • While updating the wine notes I wrote during this year’s Nebbiolo Prima, ... ... fairly honest feeling 6Aurelio Settimo La Morra - smells like a medicine chest, very vitamin, some nice fruit and savory complexity, rosehips, interesting, nicely earthy, round, a nice lightly sweet/sour entry, good balance, nice tannins, bright acids, good lend,... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo, part 2


  • Settimo Aurelio Barolo Rocche Riserva 1999

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    pomegranate, rosemary, lead pencil...high acid, high tannin, perfect balance, light-bodied. Pair with pork, lamb or pasta, sausage, tomato, sage. Read More

    Wine review by The Gourmet Bachelor


  • Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2006

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    Flooring and jam, camphor, broad and very thin in the mouth, no core, bitter fruit, some fruit on finish, bitter cherry/bitter melon Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2006

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    Sweetly fruity, a touch gamy, ripe, fruity, chalky, sweet, saccharine floral and herb root notes, nicely fresh in the mouth, some nice herb tones cool and crisp, a bit dry, a bit savory, nicely done with decent complexity a touch of porcini, nice root tone, dry hard old school finish, Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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  • Settimo Barolo 2001

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    Wine review by frank234


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said ... ... but flat and dull, 82-83Aurelio Settimo Rocche (La Morra)- stink on the nose, matchstick, cedar, lean, crisp mouthfeel, no real flavor interest, not much here, a hint of sour cherry, drying, simple and inoffensive, 82-83Rocche Costamagna Rocche dellAnnunzia... Read More

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  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted and I can’t help but think back to what ... ... but flat and dull, 82-83 Aurelio Settimo Rocche (La Morra)- stink on the nose, matchstick, cedar, lean, crisp mouthfeel, no real flavor interest, not much here, a hint of sour cherry, drying, simple and inoffensive, 82-83 Rocche Costamagna Rocche dell’Annunziata (... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2005 Barolo tasting notes


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