Why we love it
There isn’t a Barolo, but hundreds if not thousand Barolos, each one different not only because made of grapes grown in different areas, but also different ageing. This is a big Barolo, a wine in which the ageing not only is long, 36 months instead of the required 24, but also because it uses new French barrels, this is a wine with a very complex nose in which the vanilla is followed by fruit and spices. In the mouth, the wine is smooth, warm and soft.
It is advisable to decant the wine before drinking it.
The artisan who made it
The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.