Seghesio’s Barolo is concentrated, big and muscular with pure Nebbiolo aromas, cassis, black cherry, licorice and spicy oak on the nose. Clean, with fresh, soft tannins.
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyard age (year of planting):
Nebbiolo: 1950, 1956, 1980, 1983, 2000
Soil type: Tufa, clayey, poor in organic substances
Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins in steel rotary fermentors for 5-8 days, ageing in French oak barriques and tonneaux for 24 months. The wine is cellared in the bottle for 12 months before release.
The 2010 Barolo La Villa is unusually reticent and structured in this vintage. Today the tannins are quite firm, which is keeping the fruit back from being truly expressive. Rose petals, underbrush, spices and menthol begin to flesh out in a highly attractive Barolo to drink in the medium term. -- Antonio Galloni 92 Points
Textbook aromas of rose, cherry and tar highlight this succulent Barolo. Balanced and firm, accented by tobacco and leather notes. Pure, lingering on the aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2033. 833 cases made. –BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 Points
(tasted from tank; aged in barriques, 50% new, for the first year, then in large Slavonian oak cask): Exotic dark plum and balsamic aromas, with a liqueur-like quality and a leathery nuance. Fat, sweet and ripe, with dried fruit flavors complicated by nutty oak. Finishes with building but fairly smooth tannins. -- Stephen Tanzer 88-90 Points