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2015 Giovanni Rosso Barolo

ITEM 8211192 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased at restaurant closing

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
nefav 2 $30 $60
10 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8241974 2 $30 May 29, 2022
I8231421 6 $30 May 22, 2022
I8211192 2 $30 May 8, 2022
I8154224 2 $40 Mar 27, 2022
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93The Wine Advocate a greater kick of soft cherry fruit and rich concentration... Those dark primary fruit aromas, the acidity and the tannic imprint are all beautifully measured to the enhanced intensity...

93James Suckling

Dried oranges, rose petals, citrus and fresh herbs. Medium to full body, grainy tannins and a spice-driven, flavorful finish.

92Wine Spectator

Fresh, offering cherry, strawberry, rose and white pepper aromas and flavors. Graceful, yet with ample grip on the long, dense and dusty finish. Captures the best of the vintage.

92Wine Enthusiast

Camphor, wild berry, blue flower and brown spice aromas lead the way...palate shows cranberry, pomegranate, baking spice and a hint of chopped mint alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...concentrated with dried black cherry, tar, and leather. The palate has a fairly approachable structure...with plum, turned earth, and dried violets.


Giovanni Rosso

Giovanni Rosso in Serralunga d’Alba is a Barolo producer with more than a century of history in the region. The Rosso family was farming vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba in the late 19th century and since 2001 Davide Rosso has been in charge of winemaking. Davide is the newest generation of the family to take over and he studied oenology in France before returning to run the family estate. The 25-acre estate produces about 55,000 bottles annually. Giovanni Rosso has 12 vineyard parcels including several legendary sites, such as the Vigna Rionda. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has awarded the estate’s Barolos its 3 glasses award several times, and notes that the estate’s “style has met with widespread approval from critics and wine lovers alike.”


Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.