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Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj 2014

Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj

2014
Barolo (Italy)
95
PARKER

Domenico Clerico spends his days among the vineyards of Monforte's Crus, as he has been doing for ye...

£77.64

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj 2014

Type

Wine Red

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2014

Review

Domenico Clerico spends his days among the vineyards of Monforte's Crus, as he has been doing for years. In 1976 this excellent Piedmont producer took the reins of the family winery and dedicated himself exclusively to the production of great wines. After acquiring some of the most highly-rated parcels of the Monforte Crus (Bussia, Ginestra and Mosconi), the winery presently has 21 hectares of vineyards in its possession.

Aeroplanservaj ("wild aeroplane"), is the nickname his father gave him when he was little and in his fantasy world imagined himself flying high above the vines. Only produced in the best vintage years, it's a Barolo that starts life in a vineyard with east/south-easterly sun exposure in Serralunga d'Alba. The soil composition, altitude and climate set a decidedly acidic stamp on the wine, but this is toned down in the cellar thanks to clever refining for around 30 months in French oak barrels (80% new and 20% second use).

Intense, full and expressive, on the nose it emanates aromas of forest fruits, cherries and violets on a balsamic background. On the palate it appears compact and has a firm structure, with vigorous tannins and a notable acidity that contributes to its long persistence.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Mario (31/01/2019) - Vintage 2013

Great at great price !

The wine is for sure the smooth one with a plum and deep finish. Quiet a good quality at that price.

by: Bauerle (30/12/2016) - Vintage 2011

Barolo

Pour une première dégustation de Barolo je suis agréablement surpris ,une certaine rondeur dans un équilibre surprenant bref ce que j'aime bien . Mes amis me l'on conseillé J'y reviendrai assurément