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2013 PARUSSO BAROLO 750ML
2013 PARUSSO BAROLO 750ML
 
Bottle Price $41.99
Year 2013
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy

Product Code: 3103885
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RATINGS: 92pts Vinous; 91pts James Suckling

Winemaker Marco Parusso was overwhelmed with emotion when he discovered an old document at his family’s estate in Barolo. Dated 1901, the crumbling contract, signed by his grandfather, Gaspare Parusso, was evidence of his purchase of a parcel of land called “Mariondino” – the small vineyard where he first planted Nebbiolo, and where the Parusso story begins. As a humble agrarian, Gaspare began selling his grapes to friends and local cooperatives and added a farmhouse to the estate in 1925 (which still stands today) overlooking the rolling Rocche vineyard. It wasn’t until 1971 that Armando, Gaspare’s son, saw even greater potential in this small piece of land, and began the adventure of crafting his own wines under his own family label.

Without fully realizing it, Armando had slowly begun to transform the family from farmers to vintners. He bought property in Bussia and Mosconi in order to expand production, working closely with young Marco, who became fascinated with winemaking at an early age. Marco Parusso began working full-time in the cellar in 1986 after attending enology school in Alba. Since then, he has successfully grown the estate from a small local winery to one of the most respected names in Barolo.

Besides traditional techniques, Parusso has pioneered the concept of micro-zoning soils based on the individual characteristics of each plot. Individual attention is given to each and every section of the vineyard, adjusting for any particular needs of the vines’ fertilization, pruning and harvest methods. “The purpose of our work is to ensure the longest natural life cycle of the plant in order to obtain the highest quality and most balanced grapes,” says Marco.

TASTING NOTES: Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Far from an easygoing entry-level wine, Marco Parusso's 2013 Barolo packs a serious punch. Dark cherry, plum, spice and sweet floral notes flesh out in an ample, enveloping Barolo endowed with serious density. The inclusion of whole clusters adds a level of exoticism and aromatic intrigue that gives the wine much of its unique personality."

James Suckling - "A soft and velvety young Barolo with light sweet-tobacco, rose-petal and strawberry character. Full to medium body and a fresh finish. Give it three to four years to soften."
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