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Icardi ‘Parej’ Barolo 2010     Piedmont; Italy     (Regular $99.99)     Now $89.99     Save 20% (750 ml.)

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2010 Not Rated Yet (see ratings on previous vintages)/2009 93pts Parker / 2006 93pts; 2007 93pts; 2008 91pts Wine Spectator /2008 93pts; 2009 91 pts James Suckling

The Icardi (“ee-car-dee”) farm and winery, celebrating its 100th birthday this year , is located at the boundary between two of Italy's renowned vineyard terroirs: Langa and Monferrato. The winery itself was created in the 1960s, and since then Icardi has been producing wines that are renowned worldwide – highly fruity wines, whose “house style” is characterized by extreme refinement, cleanliness and elegance, with balanced flavors from the first sip. A balance achieved in the most important wines as well, whose peculiarity may be appreciated in the short period.

Today, the winery is overseen by the bother & sister team of Claudio and Mariagrazia Icardi (pictured). They join their father, who began producing his own wine from the estate, instead of selling it off to other producers, in the early 1960s.

Claudio, who sources grapes from the estate’s vineyards (10 hectares, cultivated organic and biodynamic farming; pictured) as well as 75 hectares from the surrounding region, is now the principal winemaker. The resulting wines stand out for their natural striking scents that vary as much as the local terroirs. Icardi’s productions range covers the traditional styles of Piedmont, including those of the King – Barolo.

Their wine production philosophy comes from the vineyard, where production requires special care and attention, together with respectful compliance with nature and its cycles, and climate and weather condition. Combine all of that with a precedence making vintage, and you have a very extraordinary wine!

Claudio’s production and tasting notes:

100% Nebbiolo ; 40 years average vine age. Hand-harvested. Aged in new French barriques for 36 months.

“Ruby red in color with scents that are rich and spicy, hints of ripe cherries. Hints of ripe cherry. Soft and round. Can cellar up to 25 years.”

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