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Barbera d'Alba Pugnane

Marengo, Barbera d'Alba Pugnane 2016

R315

1 in stock

Notes

The Marengo family is a small producer based in La Morra, Piedmont and has been producing Barolo since 1899. Their 1.5 ha block of Brunate, planted in 1950, represents an incredible one-quarter of their vineyard holdings! The farm is now run by Marco, very successfully, totally on his own after his father Mario passed away in 2001.

The philosophy of Marco is to respect what the vineyards give him, as much as possible. The work in the vines is more important to him than the work in the cellar.

Tasting notes:
'The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Pugnane hits all the right buttons. There is a fundamentally fresh and crunchy quality of fruit here that comes off as fresh plum or taut cherry picked right off the tree. The wine is aged in oak (most neutral barrel with a smaller percentage of new wood) for eight to ten months. The mouthfeel is broad and large with lasting intensity and delineated structure.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 91+/100

'This red is bright, exuding plum, blackberry, violet and earth aromas and flavors. Supple and balanced, with a long aftertaste supported by a dense matrix of tannins. Drink now through 2023.' – Wine Spectator, 89/100

The Marengo family is a small producer based in La Morra, Piedmont and has been producing Barolo since 1899. Their 1.5 ha block of Brunate, planted in 1950, represents an incredible one-quarter of their vineyard holdings! The farm is now run by Marco, very successfully, totally on his own after his father Mario passed away in 2001.

The philosophy of Marco is to respect what the vineyards give him, as much as possible. The work in the vines is more important to him than the work in the cellar.

Tasting notes:
'The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Pugnane hits all the right buttons. There is a fundamentally fresh and crunchy quality of fruit here that comes off as fresh plum or taut cherry picked right off the tree. The wine is aged in oak (most neutral barrel with a smaller percentage of new wood) for eight to ten months. The mouthfeel is broad and large with lasting intensity and delineated structure.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 91+/100

'This red is bright, exuding plum, blackberry, violet and earth aromas and flavors. Supple and balanced, with a long aftertaste supported by a dense matrix of tannins. Drink now through 2023.' – Wine Spectator, 89/100

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WA 91+

Country

IT

Region

Piedmont

Style

Red

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