Barolo Mosconi - Parusso
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo DOCG Acidity : g/l
Alcohol %: 14.0 Sugar: g/l
Vineyard Exposure: South /South-East
Soil: Marly white, tufaceous soil Altitude: 370- 400m ASL
2015 A more subtle offering from Parusso, the 2015 Barolo Mosconi shows more softness and fiber than the other crus, but it has that same ripe fruit and somewhat familiar note of sour cherry. Again, the idea behind this wine is elegance and a more understated approach to those raw and ripe fruit notes. These are wines that can either evolve over the next two decades or be opened in the short term.
2016 The Parusso 2016 Barolo Mosconi exhibits that same power, intensity and dark fruit with aromas of grape skins and vinous components. Marco Parusso lets his grapes undergo a very light appassimento in a cold storage room before pressing, and he uses a percentage of whole-cluster fruit with stems. Those strong flavors and tannins are very much on notice. You get hints of white pepper on this very powerful and tannic wine that won't be accessible until at least 10 years after the harvest, or probably more.
Vinification: . Vinification takes place without using sulfites and with careful maceration on the skins and temperature control during fermentation. This wine was made from Nebbiolo grapes harvested from various vineyards located in the region of Monforte d'Alba in the hamlet of Mosconi.Fermentation occurred spontaneously in the presence of indigenous yeasts.
Aging: The wine spends 18 months aging on the lees in oak barrels before bottling.
Food Pairing: Pair with roasted red meat, truffled foods and aged cheeses.
2016 95pts Robert Parker
2015 93pts Robert Parker