Wine Plus: Outstanding Barolo
Dried flowers and tomatoes on the nose, predominantly red berries, a hint of juniper and herbal aromas, reminiscent of parsley. Quite juicy fruit on the palate, dried herbs, nutty and juniper aromas, some acid bite, fine sandy tannins that become increasingly mature with aeration, persistent, has power and some warmth, hint of salt in the background, a little cocoa, a hint of varnish and tar, very good finish.
The very steep Vigna Rionda vineyard is one of the most renowned locations in Serralunga D'Alba and is planted with old vines. The yield of these vines is relatively low, but the berries are of very high quality when they have reached optimal maturity. The Porro winegrowing family has owned a small area of vines on this vineyard for years and presses an excellent Barolo site wine from the Nebbiolo grapes.
The grapes are usually hand-picked in October each year. The grapes are carefully selected and then immediately fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The expansion then takes place in large oak barrels and lasts 30 months. Then the wine is stored in the bottle for another year before it is finally sold.
This Barolo Vigna Rionda 2018 by Guido Porro is a fantastic Barolo with an animating and captivating nose. Sweet attack and very engaging in the mouth. Shows a lot of density, juiciness and fruit. Slightly muscular but also incredibly fresh, elegant and velvety tannins. Impressive aftertaste with hints of tar and cigar. The harmony, balance and liveliness of this Barolo is incredibly impressive.
The wine is ready to drink immediately, but if stored correctly, it can develop and retain its great potential over several decades. A perfect accompaniment to roasts, red meat, game and mature cheeses.