Barolo Docg Prapo
Price unit 44.00€
Type RED Vintage 2013 Region Piedmont Producer Ettore Germano Wine Advocate - Wine Spectator - Available: 17
The grapes are hand-picked into small boxes, destemmed, crushed, and fermented with the skins for about 30 days. After 24 months in large oak barrels (2,000L) and 15 months of aging in the bottle, the wine is ready for release..
Garnet red with orange glints; intense aroma of dried fruits, with hints of licorice and red currants. In the mouth the wine is warm and full-bodied, the round tannins leave the mouth clean and with persistent retronasal aromas. Classic traditional Barolo, in other words..
The best accompaniments would be various types of main course, aged cheeses, or dried fruit, for sip ping with friends..
Germano's 2013 Barolo Prapò is an ample, broad-shouldered Barolo with plenty of Serralunga power and grip. Sweet red cherry, plum, menthol and licorice flesh out in the glass. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2013 has a good bit of aromatic lift that adds brightness. The 2013 spent around 45 days on the skins and was aged in medium-sized casks. It should be approachable with just a few years in bottle. - Antonio Galloni
The estate "Ettore Germano" stands on one of the most important crus of Serralunga d'Alba: the "Cerretta". It is an ideal hill for the growth of the vine, especially as regards the side facing south / south east and that, in fact, is totally vine. The possessions of Germano are not limited to the part of the "Cerretta" on which the winery is located but they expand for a total of 6.6 hectares. It is a land on which various vines grow: Chardonnay, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Riesling and native white Nascetta (to these last two varieties and dedicated an area of smaller surface).
Today the company is managed by Sergio and his wife, Elena, who control every aspect of production (vineyard and cellar) and sale.
There is no doubt that Sergio's wines have improved steadily over the last ten years. Having so many vineyards that yield red berries in the municipality of Serralunga, allows Sergio to produce characteristically powerful, muscular and intense wines, among which Barolo is the master.
The company Ettore Germano, thanks to the Crus that they own, can include among its Barolo the Lazzarito, Cerretta, Prapò and now, thanks to a legacy, also the legendary Vigna Rionda.
Although the means used in the cellar can be considered "modern" (stainless steel is widely used), it can be said that the tradition dictates the rules: short fermentations of about 12-15 days in open wood fermenters and aging in small barrels (225 liters up) of French oak whose age reaches a maximum of two years.
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