Parusso Barolo 2013 (750ml/12)
Winemaker Marco Parusso was overwhelmed with emotion when he discovered an old document at his family’s estate in Barolo. Dated 1901, the crumbling contract, signed by his grandfather, Gaspare Parusso, was evidence of his purchase of a parcel of land called “Mariondino” – the small vineyard where he first planted Nebbiolo, and where the Parusso story begins. As a humble agrarian, Gaspare began selling his grapes to friends and local cooperatives and added a farmhouse ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Big, intense, with a fruity blend of raspberry, plum, apricot and peach along with distinguished hints of earth and undergrowth. Fantastic.
Wine Advocate"The 2013 Barolo is a wine of deep intensity and full-force flavors. In contrast to virtually every other Barolo producer, Parusso's wines strive to downplay the high acidity found in Nebbiolo and accentuate (by a large margin) the grape's noble tannins. This wine sees anywhere from 50% to 70% stem inclusion and the fruit goes through a mild dehydration process before fermentation. The wine's flavor and color profiles have been greatly enhanced as a result. The wine makes a bold statement with impenetrable structure (especially now in its youth) and thick density." -Monica Larner
Vinous Media"Far from an easygoing entry-level wine, Marco Parusso's 2013 Barolo packs a serious punch. Dark cherry, plum, spice and sweet floral notes flesh out in an ample, enveloping Barolo endowed with serious density. The inclusion of whole clusters adds a level of exoticism and aromatic intrigue that gives the wine much of its unique personality." - Antonio Galloni
James Suckling"A soft and velvety young Barolo with light sweet-tobacco, rose-petal and strawberry character. Full to medium body and a fresh finish. Give it three to four years to soften."