“The 2014 vintage was demanding. Due to high rainfalls, vine management was a top priority and two rounds of grape and leaf thinning was performed to maintain the grapes’ health and the integrity of their skins. Fortunately, the weather cleared through August to harvest and the dry, sunny climate aided in the proper ripening of the grapes. Harvest took place from October 12 to 20, a period of time in line with other harvests of the past. A difficult decision was taken this vintage; the harvests from Cerequio and Cannubi were not bottled individually, and the grapes from these two family vineyards have contributed exceptionally in creating a Tortoniano of great personality.” Stefano Chiarlo, winemaker
94 points Wine Enthusiast "Made with grapes hailing from the firm's celebrated Cerequio and Cannubi vineyards, this exceptional Barolo opens with enticing scents of rose, violet and woodland berry. The elegant palate shows great tension and energy, delivering cranberry, pomegranate, aromatic herb and baking spice framed in taut, silky tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2019-2029.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "This 2014 Barolo Tortoniano is reflective of the cold and difficult vintage. With dark and spicy fruit, it is a simply layered and one-dimensional expression. I would recommend drinking this Barolo within the next 10 years..." - Monica Larner