PIEDMONT, ITALY 2016
In a 2017 Wine Spectator feature, Bruce Sanderson details the staggering investments taking place within the vineyards and winery of Barolo’s Boroli estate, calling it “a property to watch”—and today’s lineup of 2016 Barolos demonstrates proprietor Achille Boroli’s dedication to his goal of becoming the best in the region. The Boroli family has deep roots in Piedmont, dating back as far as 1831; however, it was in 1997 that Silvano and Elena Boroli decided to embark on their own winemaking venture, and in 2012, they passed the reins to their son Achille. Beginning with the 2012 harvest, Achille decided to dramatically update Boroli’s vineyard and winery methods. He cut production levels, updated winemaking technology, and increased focus on low-intervention methods—his goal was “quality with no compromises.” We’re proud to present four Baroli wines to you today—the flagship Barolo along with the portfolio’s three single-vineyard Barolos—all from 2016, a year Vinous Media calls “a vintage full of truly spectacular, breathtaking wines that captures all the pedigree that Nebbiolo and Barolo are capable of.” For one week, you can collect all four with Mix & Match pricing up to 20% off!
Today’s flagship 2016 Barolo is sourced from all of Boroli’s crus, including La Brunella, Villero, Cerequio, and Serradenari. The wine is classic Barolo in every sense, firm and structured with bright plum, cherry, and smoky cedar notes. The layers of complexity and perfume stand out in the 2016 ‘Cerequio,’ which offers up aromas and flavors of purple flowers and cherry with firm tannins and a lasting finish. The Cerequio cru, considered among the most prestigious sites within the Barolo DOCG, lies just across the valley from the Boroli winery in La Morra. The balance between finesse and structure is impeccable in the 2016 ‘Villero’ Barolo; the Villero hillside cru is located in Castiglione Falletto, “the center of the Barolo DOCG at the site where the region’s two principal subsoils (Helvetian and Tortonian) cross. This, joined with the near perfect exposure of this cru site, yields wines that demonstrate a seemingly impossible balance between power and elegance” (Boroli). And finally, the estate’s crown jewel, the 2016 ‘Brunella’ Barolo. La Brunella is one of the most historic vineyard sites within Castiglione Falletto, but was only first bottled as a single vineyard in 2013. The Brunella vineyard completely surrounds the Boroli winery and is owned entirely by Boroli. The 2016 boasts incredible power, complexity, and ageability. The entire lineup showcases the expertise of Achille Boroli and the estate’s unrivaled terroir—secure your order today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, IL, KY, NM, NV, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, February 14 ,2021.