Barolo Brunate DOCG
Brunate has been recognized as one of the best crus zones for Barolo for seven hundred years. It was first listed as an “Additional Geographical Definition,” which aims to further narrow down the eleven municipalities.
The Marcarini family is proud to respect traditions that have led to beautiful wines for many generations. In fact, they concentrate on low yields, respecting the grapes natural cycle and waiting until they reach absolute perfection and meticulous selection. South and southwest-facing vineyards feature classic calcareous-clay soil with a high magnesium content. Extended maceration lasts at least twenty-eight days and aging takes place in oak for a minimum of twenty-four months.
A noble rendition that pays homage to its roots with a vast aromatic profile and elegant palate.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast96
- 2017 | James Suckling96
- 2016 | Vinous92
- 2015 | Vinous Media 92
- 2014 | Wine Spectator91
- 2013 | Wine & Spirits91
- 2010 | Wine Advocate91
- 2010 | International Wine Cellar93
- 2009 | Wine Review Online95
Stainless steel, concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
27 °C (80.6 °F)
Submerged Cap Maceration
Length of maceration:
up to 45 days after fermentation
From 10 to 50 Years Old
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
24 months In Oak + 6 Months in Stainless Steel
Aging in bottle:
La Morra and Barolo, Piedmont
4.5 hectares (11 acres)
Calcareous clay with high magnesium content
300 meters (984 feet) above sea level
4,000 vines per hectare
Age of vines:
32 and 41 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
The nose is composite, rich, full and persistent, with hints of roses, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and brushwood. Impressive taste sensations reveal the wine’s imperious, noble, warm and velvety character, and the flavor is long and intense.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.
Alc. cont. 14% by vol.
The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti