M. Marengo Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2018
Ruby red with orange reflections, the Barolo Bricco delle Viole has a very fine, ethereal and rich nose with notes of liqueur cherry and sweet spices. On the palate, it is elegant, full-bodied, quite soft, fresh, balanced and sweet with well-integrated tannins.
The 2018 Barolo Bricco delle Viole (with 6,000 bottles made) opens to a medium rich appearance followed by very distinct aromas of wild rose, grilled herb, mint and freshly milled white pepper. The wine's texture is lean but fine-tuned and elegant. These qualities shape a long and polished mouthfeel. Fruit comes from a one-hectare parcel at a breezy 420 meters in elevation.
Spicy, featuring black cherry, blackberry, violet, eucalyptus, iron and toasty oak aromas and flavors. Straddles the line between elegance and intensity, with firm, sinewy tannins guarding the finish. Best from 2026 through 2042. 400 cases made, 200 cases imported.
Medium-bodied with a good core of red fruit and lightly firm, nicely integrated tannins. Fluid palate.