Barolo Serralunga Principiano
But last night i had this beautiful Barolo from Serralunga by Ferdinando Principiano. 2006 was the vintage, i chose from the wine list where i was having dinner with my wife. So my brain already knew what was in the glass and consequently was acting to give me the input.. it was complex aroma of dry leaves, berries, violet, licorice, lots of red flowers talking with my nose, some spiciness tickled my nose and mouth, structure and juicy, a great length. Mineral tones and luscious herbs, mint and leather. Long finish and a very good balance and only for A$130, fantastic value for money.
All wines from Principiano have been made with no controlled temperature, no selected yeast and a very minimal dose of sulphites. Its a fine boutique which is a traditional Barolo producer, only using large barrel from Slavonian oak - it was truly an enjoyment!