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Barolo 'La Villa', Seghesio

Barolo 'La Villa', Seghesio
  • 100% Nebbiolo from the oldest part of the Castelletto cru
  • Tuffaceous, clay soils
  • 40-60-year-old vines
  • Southeast orientation
  • 350 meters above sea level
  • Maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters with temperature control for 10-15 days
  • Aged in 225 liter French oak barriques for 12 months, plus 12 to 18 months in 50 HL oak barrels
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-07-23

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2020-08-04
Review:
A big, juicy red with plum, berry, cherry and hints of cedar character. It’s full-bodied, but remains agile and structured. Flavorful finish with chewy tannins. Give this three to four years to come around. Try after 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2020-10-15
Review:
The 2016 Barolo La Villa is a beguiling wine that needs a bit of time in bottle to fully open up. Then again, it is a young Barolo, so that is very much to be expected. Dried herbs, mint, licorice, dark cherry, underbrush and a whole range of spiced/balsamic notes fill out the layers. Next to the straight Barolo, La Villa has more body, depth and texture. It is another fine effort from Seghesio.