“Sarmassa” Cru DOCG

Marchesi di Barolo

Pronunciation
SAR-mass-ah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Marchesi di Barolo
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Flavio Fenocchio

Overview

This is one of the estate’s top level vineyard selections. (the others include the Cannubi, the Estate Vineyard and the Riservas) This vineyard is the Sarmassa of which they hold just 7 acres of south and southeast exposed vineyards on these highly rated soils. Again this is a full bodied and elegant Barolo with long ageing potential. Just 600 cases are made. The Sarmassa vineyard in Barolo sub zone produces Barolos that are highly perfumed and long lived. This is a treasure in any cellar.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Nebbiolo
Vinification
Soft pressed with maceration and fermentation in s.s. tanks with frequent pumping over of the cap. Malolactic fermentation in barriques.
Aging
Aged in Slavonian oak for two years with an additional one year in the bottle.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Intense garnet red with ruby reflections.
| Aroma
Aromas of red fruits, rose petals and spice (cinammon and licorice).
| Taste
Full with complexity, structure and a satisfying, lingering finish.
| Serving Suggestions
A perfect complement to roasts, red meats, braised dishes and aged cheeses.

“Sarmassa” Cru DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$78.00
CSPC#:
709239
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Advocate August 2005 - Daniel Thomases

I have always been impressed by the better wines of the cru, and this 2000 Barolo Sarmassa is certainly in that category. Tannic but velvety, this is a Barolo which will still be drinking well in 2020.

Wine Spectator -June 2008 - James Suckling - 90 points

Strawberry and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, with light raisin, raspberry and plum character. Has full yet polished tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2012. 400 cases made.