Mauro Molino decided to found his own estate in the early 1980s in La Morra, an iconic village in Piedmont. Dedicated to the cultivation of his vineyard and always striving for excellence, Mauro Molino has successfully brought fine Barolo and Barbera d'Alba Superiore wines to life, wines that have earned him an international reputation. Mauro Molino's Italian wines are true vintages, made from meticulously delimited "singlevineyards", which translate the typical characteristics of the original terroir in which they thrived.
The estate's 12-hectare vineyard, situated in the heart of the Italian Langhe region, is planted exclusively with the Nebbiolo and Barbera grape varieties.
Mauro Molino's 2018 Barolo comprises a blend of grapes from 3 different vineyards. Two of these vineyards are located in La Morra (Annunziata MGA and Berri MGA) and the last one in Monforte (Perno MGA). These vines are between 30 to 40 years old and are planted on clay-limestone soils, enjoying a south/southwest sun exposure.
The 2018 vintage benefited from ideal weather conditions throughout the year. While the heavy rainfall ensured sufficient water reserves, the mild temperatures favoured both the vineyard’s optimal development and the even ripening of the grapes. The grapes harvested in the middle of October were perfectly healthy and showcased a perfect balance between acidity and sugar.
The vinification and ageing
Harvested at optimum ripeness, the grapes remain in contact with the skins for 14 days. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, in order to best preserve the fruit's expression. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months and then aged in bottles for one year.
This 2018 Barolo by Mauro Molino is a 100% Nebbiolo.
The nose gives off delicious fruity (red fruit) and floral (rose, violet) fragrances.
Perfectly balanced, this wine seduces the palate with its structure, its fine tannins and its long finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 18 and 20°C.
Food and wine pairing
This Piedmont wine will complement meat (roast, steak) served with mushrooms or fresh pasta with truffles.