Parusso Barolo Mariondino 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
Wine Advocate"A large-scale Barolo with broad shoulders and a deep footprint. The wine opens carefully to dark fruit, spice, leather and moist chewing tobacco. The aromas are savory, penetrating and thick. This Barolo offers substantial textural richness and a firm tannic punch [...] prolonged cellar aging will break down the firm inner core it displays now." - Monica Larner, August 2017
Vinous Media"The 2013 Barolo Mariondino is a real overachiever in this vintage. Succulent red cherry, dark stone fruit and floral notes are beautifully delineated throughout. Creamy, voluptuous and yet also nuanced, the Mariondino captures the essence of the Parusso house style." - Antonio Galloni
James Suckling"Exotic aromas of dried fruits with tangerine, berry and earth. Some mushroom. Full body and chewy tannins. Beautiful big wine. Give it three or four years to soften. Unique profile to this."