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2010 Grimaldi

2010 Grimaldi "Sotto Castello di Novello" Barolo

From a four-hectare plot just underneath the castle of Novello as the name suggests. A ripe wine with a powerful dark cherry nose and generous flavors of blueberries, spices, violets and toasted oak. This well-structured Barolo has elegant tannins with considerable depth and an overall harmonic finish.

Vinous 92 points
Black cherry, plum, mocha, cloves and licorice meld together in a juicy, explosive Barolo with considerable near and medium-term appeal

James Suckling 92 points
A red with dark fruits, including plums and bramble berries. Full body with chewy tannins and a polished, pretty texture.

Jancis Robinson 17 points
Novello. Deep ruby with the beginning of development. Smoky, balsamic perfumed cherry fruit. Concentrated palate but far from open. Seems a little monolithic and tannic, but quite complex.

Robert Parker 89 points
This Barolo is and oak-driven expression of Nebbiolo with dark cherry and dark fruit backed by pretty nuances of clove, smoke, tar and nutmeg. Drink 2017-2025.

Grimaldi was founded in 1930 by Ernesto Grimaldi. In 1983 the winery was inherited by Giacomo, who sold the greatest part of his grapes in bulk. In 1996 Ferruccio Grimaldi, Giacomo's son decided to continue the family wine business. Animated by a great passion, Ferruccio started to produce wines exclusively from the family's vineyards. He began acquiring vineyards of Nebbiolo in the most prestigious Barolo zones, firmly convinced of the great potential of Barolo wine. The family's vines grew from 1.5 hectares to 10 hectares. 

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The wine for 22-24 months in French barriques (50-60% new the rest are second or third use). After blending, the wine sits for 8 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
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