Paolo Demarie

Demarie Barolo DOCG 2015


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This is a classic old-vine Barolo from La Morra which offers the complexity, elegance and power of Nebbiolo

The 2015 vintage was one of the best for Barolo, and this wine is an excellent example. It’s packed with the signature aromas of wild roses, liquorice, cinnamon and dark chocolate along with powerful tannins. Paolo Demarie’s vineyard is in La Morra, which is one of the most prized villages in Barolo. All of his grapes come from a single vineyard, made up of 50 year old vines. These old vines tend to produce fewer grapes, but they’re better quality. In 2015, Paolo only harvested 5,800 kg of grapes per hectare – way below the permitted 8,000 kg. The vineyard faces south-east, which is a favourable orientation and helps the grapes to ripen well.

Winemaking: In the cellar, the grapes are fermented for 23 days at a controlled temperature of 24-25°C, in stainless steel tanks. During the process, the cap is punched down once per day, and wine is pumped over twice per day, to extract the colour and flavours from the skins. After fermentation is finished, Paolo leaves the wine in contact with the skins for twenty more days. This helps to extract more tannins, giving this Barolo its desired taste and complexity. The wine is aged for 24 months in large, 2,500-litre barrels made from “second-use” Slavonian oak. This wood is less over-bearing than French oak, lending a more delicate taste with hints of black pepper, spice and vanilla. Finally, once the wine is bottled, it spends over two years in the cellar to integrate all the complex tastes and reach its full potential.

Tasting notes: In the glass, this Barolo has a medium garnet colour. It offers a pronounced aroma of black plum, red cherry, wild rose and liquorice, underpinned by notes of vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper. This is complimented by hints of dark chocolate, prune, and meat. In the mouth, the wine is dry, with medium acidity and powerful tannins – as you’d expect from a Barolo of this age. Each sip tastes like plums and dried figs, cinnamon and chocolate, leading into a long finish.

Awards: Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2019 – Gold (2013 vintage) | James Suckling – 91 points (2015 vintage) | Falstaff – 92 points (2015 vintage)


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Still Dry Red Wine

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