Powerful Barolo from Castelletto cru in Monforte d’Alba
This delicious Barolo is produced by the famous Gussalli Beretta family, in their Monforte d’Alba winery “ForteMasso”. 2015 was possibly this decade’s best year for Barolo, and how lucky are we that this wine will soon be ready for drinking? Fermented in stainless steel tanks, it spent a long post-fermentation maceration on the skins to maximise the extraction of colour and tannins. The wine was then matured for 30 months in oak, and after that aged in bottle for another 8 months in the cellar.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby colour, pronounced aromas of black cherry, raisins, dried herbs and spices. Hints of cloves and black pepper coming from oak ageing are interlaced with a pleasant touch of leather from the time in the bottle. Dry on the palate, it has balanced acidity with refined medium tannins and a long finish.
Ageing potential: 20 years
Awards: Gambero Rosso – Three Glasses (2016 vintage), Two Red Glasses (2015 vintage) | Mundus Vini – Gold Medal | Japan Awards, 2019 – Gold Award | James Suckling – 91 points | Falstaff – 92 Points (2015 vintage)
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