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2008 Mauro Veglio Barolo Rocche dell' Annunziata, 6-bottle Lot

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2008 Mauro Veglio Barolo Rocche dell' Annunziata



93+ The Wine Advocate

...biggest and richest of these wines. It shows plenty of Monforte character, with layers of mint, menthol, spice, eucalyptus and dark red fruit. The tannins are firm yet there is plenty of muscle in the fruit to provide balance...

92Stephen Tanzer

Bright dark red. Aromas of raspberry, red cherry, clove and flowers, plus a gamey nuance that dissipated with air. Firmly built and precise but also sweet and generous, with a light touch to its intense flavors of red cherry...

92James Suckling

...vanilla and dried fruits that follow through to a full body. Chewy finish. A little too much new wood but should come together.

90Wine Spectator

Bright cherry and strawberry flavors highlight this well-structured red. Taut and finely grained, with spice and tobacco notes chiming in as the finish lingers.

16Jancis Robinson


Mauro Veglio

Mauro Veglio is a 30-acre estate in La Morra, in Langhe, in the Piedmont region. It is owned and operated by Mauro and Daniela Veglio, who both grew up in grape-growing families who sold their grapes to co-ops and negociants. But in 1992 the couple decided to produce their own wine. They significantly reduced the number of vines per acre and started making small quantities of Barolo. Today the estate produces about 60,000 bottles annually. It makes Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo but is most noted for its various Barolos. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has frequently given Veglio’s wines its highest rating of 3 glasses. Gambero Rosso wrote in 2010 that “nearly all (the estate’s) wines have achieved an unprecedented degree of balance and perfection.” Mauro Veglio is near the legendary estate of Elio Altare.


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.