Cordero di Montezemolo – 2012 Vintage synopsis

    Cordero di Montezomolo winery - barrels

    In Cordero’s cellar, the most historic wines of Piedmont are awaiting release.

    The 2012 Barolos from Cordero di Montezemolo have arrived in New York.
    In 2012 the weather was good and the overall quality of the grapes is to be considered from good to oustanding.
    Nevertheless vintage 2012 has been a bit challenging: vineyards were hit by hail twice in July. This happened in many of the top areas in Piedmont such as the Barolo and La Morra communes, leading to reductions in the yield of about 20 to 30 percent.
    So less quantity but with a really good quality, with wines that are elegant coupled with good tannins.
    Antonio Galloni writes ” The 2012 Nebbiolos I have tasted are all beautifully perfumed and graceful, with plenty of accessibility and more freshness than the 2011s”.

    Here is our 2012 Cordero di Montezemolo’s collection:

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    BARBERA FUNTANI
    Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
    100% Barbera
    From the oldest single vineyard of Barbera from the Monfalletto Estate lending to very unique characteristics. Perfect South/West exposure and a rich soil of microelements guarantee excellent ripeness. A vineyard over 50 years old lends a natural low yield but very balanced.
     etichetta_monfalletto_cordero-260x224 BAROLO MONFALLETTO
    Barolo DOCG
    100% Nebbiolo
    From the carefully selected blend of the Monfalletto Estate vineyards in the town of La Morra. Age of vines are between 15 to 50 years, all with South/East and South/West exposures giving the perfect grapes and harmonious ripeness.
    Intense garnet in color, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended: tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant.
     etichetta_bricco_cordero-260x226 BAROLO BRICCO GATTERA
    Barolo DOCG
    100% Nebbiolo
    From a 1 hectar single vineyard in the municipality of La Morra. Situated at the foot of a centenary Lebanese Cedar tree, on the highest South/West slope of Gattera cru. Old vines at 300 meters above sea level in rich and clay soil provide an ideal maturation for an austere and complex Barolo.
     etichetta_enricovi_cordero-260x226 BAROLO ENRICO VI
    Barolo DOCG
    100% Nebbiolo
    A single proprietary (2.2 hectar) vineyard in the Villero cru, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto. It is one of the most historical and prestigious hillsides of Barolo appellation. Particularly compact clay, elevated average age vines and southern exposure at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level results in a powerful, complex wine.