Cordero di Montezemolo - Barolo Enrico VI 2018



In addition to the historical Monfalleto site in the Annunziata hamlet of La Morra, Cordero di Montezemolo has vineyards in Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Guarene and Cherasco. One of the distinctive features of their vineyards is that they are particularly large and unified in a few sites, unlike the majority of other local producers, who operate on “micro-plots” located in various parts of the area. This gives them a logistical and operational advantage which facilitates quick and effective intervention, when necessary, guaranteeing a high level of consistency in terms of quality on each plot, as well as encouraging the real beneficial effect of organic cultivation. Cordero di Montezemolo cultivate their land in compliance with a 100% certified organic farming system, and the varieties they grow, which are typical of the area, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis and Chardonnay, are planted in varying locations, with different exposures and altitudes, depending on their natural predisposition to bear ripe and balanced fruit, based also on the type of soil and microclimate.

The austerity of a vineyard considered among the top for the appellation. It originates from an exceptional vineyard occupying an area of about two hectares at an altitude of 300 metres in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto, set in iron-rich soil planted with vines that are over 50 years old and exposed southwest. The name “Enrico VI” was coined in early 1970s by Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo to commemorate the birth of his sixth child (1959) named Enrico along with the purchase of this prestigious Barolo vineyard in 1965: the perfect occasion to celebrate two important events with a single tribute. Since then, our Barolo Enrico VI has been the only expression of Barolo from a different territory, far removed from the rest of the vineyards in the Annunziata hamlet of La Morra. A microclimate that tends to be cooler, less ventilated, on a more evolved and compact clay soil: the result is a “masculine” Barolo with a strong personality, sturdiness, earthiness and prominent mentholated notes. The palate displays more breadth and volume but, at the same time, an abundance of soft and sweet tannins.

"A certified organic wine, the Cordero di Montezemolo 2018 Barolo Enrico VI is a wine of impressive length and intensity. There is a uniquely bright or lifted quality to the bouquet that draws its energy from bright red and purple fruits, aniseed, ginger, rusty nail and candied violets. This is a medium-weight Barolo with above-average fruit weight and a very long mouthfeel. It is poised to improve beautifully with cellar age." - 96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"A deep, rich nose of dried berries, cherries and dates, bound together by thick spice and nutshell notes. Full-bodied with a silky, flavorful palate and plenty of very fine, polished tannin. Long finish that’s destined to grow with time. From organically grown grapes. Exceptional for the vintage. Lovely to taste now, but best from 2025." - 94 points, James Suckling

Producer: Cordero di Montezemolo

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Appellation: Barolo

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml