Cascina Bongiovanni 2013 Barolo DOCG Piedmont Italy
93 Points - Vinous - "Cascina Bongiovanni's 2013 Barolo is fresh, floral and vibrant, all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, licorice and mint develop beautifully in the glass. The 2013 is delineated and highly expressive in its aromatics. This is a lovely entry-level offering that expresses the perfumed, sensual personality of the vintage nicely."
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine - “Straddles the line between elegance and power, with a firm structure underlying rose, strawberry, cherry and spice flavors. Accents of earth, iron and tobacco sneak in as this winds down on the lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 750 cases made.”
93 Points - James Suckling - "Interesting aromas of fresh rose petals and cherries. Full-bodied, round and flavorful. Bright finish. Succulent. Drink now or hold."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - "Espresso, toast, new leather, menthol and French oak aromas take center stage. The firm palate offers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, anise, roasted coffee bean, vanilla and sage alongside tightly knit fine-grained tannins."
Notes - Ruby red with garnet reflections and a complex bouquet of raspberries, strawberries and spearmint; the palate expresses an immediate roundness with mellow flavors and texture, which are all balanced by lovely tannins and a pleasant finish.
Vineyard - One vineyard in the Monforte district, one in Serralunga and another vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. There are about two hectares (nearly five acres) of low Guyot - trained, southeast - facing vines averaging 4,000 - 4,500 per hectare (1,620 - 1,821 per acre); 20 - 30 year old vines planted in clay soil.
Aging - Aged in 225 - liter French barrique for about 24 months, followed by three months in bottle.