This 100% Nebbiolo wine is named for the prestigious Brunate cru from which these grapes originate. This Barolo is aged for two and a half years in French oak barriques and a year in bottle before relase. It's elegant, yet supple structure allows it to develop nicely over several decades of cellaring.
This is a silky-smooth Barolo that shows great aromatic complexity. Aromas of ripe red cherries, dried roses, red licorice, and cloves combine with notes of tobacco and earth. On the palate, this wine is richly tannic with a long, pleasant finish.
Pair this wine with elegant red meat dishes like Châteaubriands or filet mignon medallions with crabmeat béchamel sauce. - Winery
Alcohol: 14.7 %
pH level: 3.6
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/ L
Acidity: 5.6 g/ L
This is where things start getting tricky. The 2009 Barolo Brunate opens with savory aromas of barbecue smoke, cured meat and crushed granite, although there is not much fruity brightness to hope for long cellar aging. In fact, slightly gritty tannins and tertiary aromas inspire me to drink this sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. - Robert Parker 92 Points
Sweet cherry, berry and licorice flavors mark this aromatic, salty red, which is firm and juicy, with a tightly wound finish showing balance overall. Assertive tannins corral the long, spicy finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 540 cases made. –BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points
The 2009 Barolo Brunate emerges from the glass with dried cherries, flowers, mint, French oak and sweet spices. A mid-weight, gracious Barolo, the 2009 is laced with lovely detail and nuance. This decidedly feminine Barolo shows the more delicate side of Brunate and is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. There is plenty of finesse in the glass, but less Brunate personality than is the norm. -- Antonio Galloni - Vinous 89 Points