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If you’ve never tried a Barolo, want to gift a Barolo or love Barolo then this wine is for you. That might seem like a bold statement but I’ve had the pleasure of tasting many Barolo’s and this one is so well balanced between the fruit, the acidity and the tannins. It’s one of those wines that you could drink now of cellar for another 3-5 years (possibly longer). It’ll just keep getting better.
On the nose there’s loads of red fruit, spice and wood. On the palate this wine is full-bodied and firmly structured, with raspberry, cherry, cranberry, liquorice, vanilla and tobacco. Fine tannins and great acidity.
Vegetarian/ Vegan friendly
This illustrious estate was originally bought by the first King of Italy in 1858, and then shaped into the world’s top Barolo brand by his son, Emanuele Alberto Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, hence the name Casa E di Mirafiore. Sadly the estate did not survive the Great Depression and was split up by various creditors.
It was eighty years later that the well-known and widely respected entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti embarked on a journey to restore Casa E di Mirafiore to its full glory. Firstly, he reallocated the original 25 hectares of prime vineyards and historic cellars from Fontanafredda, his other winery. Then, in 2011 Farinetti managed to buy back the Casa E di Mirafiore brand name which had been purchased by a third party. This was not without a price! – it cost him lunch as the owner understood the historical importance at stake.
Since then numerous investments have been made, not least converting to organic in 2018. The wines are consistently and increasingly gaining recognition for their Serralunga power combined with rich, seductive depth of fruit. The “cru” wines from Lazzarito and Paiagallo in particular. Without doubt historically proven excellence well on the way to realising its truly great potential.