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.
One of the finest wines I have tasted from Seghesio of late, the 2013 Barolo La Villa offers striking depth, nuance and complexity. Dark cherry, blood orange, mint, lavender and pine wrap around a core of dense, pliant fruit in an exotic, multi-dimensional Barolo that has a lot to say. The tannins are naturally quite firm at this stage, but they are also very nicely integrated into the wine’s fabric. Richly textured and beguiling in every way, the 2013 La Villa is another superb effort from Seghesio. -Antonio Galloni 94 Points
Floral and dried-strawberry aromas follow through to a medium to full body, a solid core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Fresh and clean. Chewy and lightly austere towards the end, suggesting another three to four years of bottle age will do it good. - James Suckling 93 Points