Barolo, Luigi Pira, Marenca (2016)
This Barolo Marenca offers a gorgeous interpretation of the mighty Nebbiolo grape with beautiful tones of crushed rose, balsam herb and cola that rise with confidence from the glass. That vertical lift carries with it a slew of secondary aromas of sweet spice and almond skin that help to flesh out the bouquet. The tannic grip is firm but not astringent and the wine hits the palate in a straight and determined manner. This is an exceptional wine with a long aging future.