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Rocca Giovanni Barolo Mosconi 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barolo
DC
96
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2012
DC
96
Rated 96 by Decanter
The sternness of Mosconi is tamed here with an astonishing balance. It comes not by chance from a very clay-rich soil that performs particularly well in hot years such as this 2017 vintage. Rhubarb, rose, cinnamon and framboise are the four well defined aromas characterising the nose. The attack is surprisingly fleshy and vibrant - you don't want to spit it out! The wine is full and velvety, lifted with refreshing high acidity, and showing savoury, ripe fruits on the endless finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040. ... More details
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Rocca Giovanni Barolo Mosconi 2017 750ml

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Professional Ratings
DC
96
DC
96
Rated 96 by Decanter
The sternness of Mosconi is tamed here with an astonishing balance. It comes not by chance from a very clay-rich soil that performs particularly well in hot years such as this 2017 vintage. Rhubarb, rose, cinnamon and framboise are the four well defined aromas characterising the nose. The attack is surprisingly fleshy and vibrant - you don't want to spit it out! The wine is full and velvety, lifted with refreshing high acidity, and showing savoury, ripe fruits on the endless finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040.
Winery
Wine structured and long-lasting color with and intense ruby red with light orange highlights; intense nose with notes of cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and licorice and sweet tobacco. Austere taste, balanced with pleasant tannins with a lingering finish and harmonious.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barolo
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2012
Overview
Rated 96 - The sternness of Mosconi is tamed here with an astonishing balance. It comes not by chance from a very clay-rich soil that performs particularly well in hot years such as this 2017 vintage. Rhubarb, rose, cinnamon and framboise are the four well defined aromas characterising the nose. The attack is surprisingly fleshy and vibrant - you don't want to spit it out! The wine is full and velvety, lifted with refreshing high acidity, and showing savoury, ripe fruits on the endless finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040.
green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

The dusty purple grapes of the Nebbiolo variety are widely considered to be amongst the finest in the world, and hold many unique characteristics which have secured their place in wine making history. Indeed, almost all of the most respected and sought after red wines of Italy are made using this grape varietal, and it wasn't long before several New World wineries started experimenting with the fruit of this special vine, too. Nebbiolo grapes are renowned for their ability to age beautifully, with their strong and dense tannins mellowing out and becoming more balanced inside the oak. Alongside this, they hold some of the most complex and exciting flavors to be found in any grape, which range from gorgeous notes of black truffle, to aromatic violets and tobacco tones.
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Region: Piedmont

The region of Piedmont in the cool, breezy north-western part of Italy is renowned throughout the world for high quality, flavorful and delicious red wines, and for the elegant and refined sparkling wines such as Asti which typify the area. The region is located at the foothills of the Alps, close to the French and Swiss borders, and benefits from some interesting micro-climates formed by its proximity to the mountain range. The key grapes for the fine red wines of Piedmont are Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera – all powerful varietals which are packed full of a range of fruit flavors and which have an affinity for oak making them ideal for aging When it comes to the sparkling Asti, wineries cultivate plenty of Moscato grapes, whose relative transparency make them ideal for expressing their terroir and providing some interesting flavors in the bottle.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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Varietal: Nebbiolo

The dusty purple grapes of the Nebbiolo variety are widely considered to be amongst the finest in the world, and hold many unique characteristics which have secured their place in wine making history. Indeed, almost all of the most respected and sought after red wines of Italy are made using this grape varietal, and it wasn't long before several New World wineries started experimenting with the fruit of this special vine, too. Nebbiolo grapes are renowned for their ability to age beautifully, with their strong and dense tannins mellowing out and becoming more balanced inside the oak. Alongside this, they hold some of the most complex and exciting flavors to be found in any grape, which range from gorgeous notes of black truffle, to aromatic violets and tobacco tones.
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Region: Piedmont

The region of Piedmont in the cool, breezy north-western part of Italy is renowned throughout the world for high quality, flavorful and delicious red wines, and for the elegant and refined sparkling wines such as Asti which typify the area. The region is located at the foothills of the Alps, close to the French and Swiss borders, and benefits from some interesting micro-climates formed by its proximity to the mountain range. The key grapes for the fine red wines of Piedmont are Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera – all powerful varietals which are packed full of a range of fruit flavors and which have an affinity for oak making them ideal for aging When it comes to the sparkling Asti, wineries cultivate plenty of Moscato grapes, whose relative transparency make them ideal for expressing their terroir and providing some interesting flavors in the bottle.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.