L'Astemia Pentita Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2012 Italy- 750 ml
Growing location: Barolo.
Exposure, altitude: south,south-east, 220 m.
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo.
Vinification: maceration of 30-35 days.
Ageing: 36 months in large oak casks.
Serving temperature: 61/64°F.
Color: Light ruby with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: The Barolo Cannubi 2012 presents the pursuasive and pleasant olfactory range though not so intense like the previous vintages. It is rich with fruit notes that remind mature black fruit and the jam of blackberries. Immediately after these sensations you feel some notes connected with ageing like spices, dried flowers (notes that could give some slight sensation of hay). The notes of oak and vanilla, that are very light, accomplish the complex bouquet even if not explosive.
Taste: It is the barolo with dry tannins and slightly austere that surprises because of freshness, the daughter of the vintage non cosi significant. The acidity grows with the tannic sensation giving the perception of the grumpy wine. But in a few seconds in the palate the wine gives you the warm embrace (not as rich as her older brothers) and closes with the delicious mineral and citrus note. It is destined for the good evolution in bottle and it is the barolo that has the less curve of ageing, to be appreciated and to enjoy it in the next 10/15 years.