La Biòca Aculei Barolo 2016
- Textured, savoury
- Barolo DOCG
La Biòca is located in the village of Serralunga d’Alba, surrounded by rolling vineyards planted to the traditional varieties of the Langhe. They use only estate fruit sourced from their small 9 hectares of vineyard to produce world-renowned Barolo along with several other celebrated styles of wine from Piemonte.
We’re extremely excited here at the ‘Fo to have this wine in our shed. Aculei was honoured as the Best in Show Barolo at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020. It doesn’t get much better than that. And with 2016 being a classic vintage in the region, you can be further assured this is a special drop. I could give you my tasting notes on the wine, but you’ll be better served by the writing of a real professional. So have a look at the Decanter review below.
“One of the finest cohorts of wines in this year's DWWA was the magnificent collection of 2016 Barolo we had the chance to judge, and confining ourselves to just two wines in the Best of Show collection wasn't easy. The first of these is dark, vivid, amply constituted and multi-dimensioned, with complex, close-woven aromas and a dense mesh of still-fruity flavours which ideally needs a year or two further to soften, though it is very approachable now. Look out for ample plum and pomegranate fruit, as well as Havana-leaf complexities in the finish. The way in which the tannins cling, densely and ripely, to those fruit flavours testifies both to 2016's generosity and to skilled vinification - and bodes well for the future.”
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- Barolo DOCG
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These are the wines dreams are made of, from the foggy little tough-skinned nebbiolo grape and the beautiful region of truffles and rolling hillsides. In these dreams lives the hauntingly long flavours and "peacock tail"-like tannins that bring a kaleidoscope of ever-evolving experience to the taste buds, and conversation to the table. To me, where Burgundy falls short so often, Barolo is rarely not worth the money. In fact, once you experience a good vintage with the right amount of age, it's hard not to justify the coin.