Producer: Alfredo Prunotto gave his name and thirty-three years of his life to this renowned winery in Piedmont. Since 1989 it has been owned by the Antinori family, who have sought to boost the already high standards by extending the vineyard holdings, including plots in the de facto grands crus of Bric Turot and Bussia. The quality of the top wines goes without saying, but the rest of the range is made with equal aplomb. The style is modern without being exaggerated: freshness of aroma and approachability of structure are viewed as positives.
Vineyard: Grapes for this Barolo come from vineyards in the areas of Monforte, Serralunga and Castiglione Falletto. Soils are rich in chalky clay with traces of magnesium and manganese.
Winery: The grapes were destemmed, crushed, and fermented for ten days at up to 30C. Malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was aged for twenty-four months, mainly in 50hl and 100hl Slavonian and French barrels, with a small quantity in second-fill barriques. There was a further twelve months ageing in bottle before release.
Taste: Complex nose with notes of violet and forest fruits. Floral, smoky and intensely elegant on the palate, this is Barolo at its best.