Barolo ‘Mosconi’, E. Pira Chiara Boschis
Sourced from the Mosconi vineyard in Monforte d’Alba at 1,200 feet above sea level. The average vine age is 50 years old. After a two week fermentation, the wine is then aged in lightly toasted French oak (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 three+ uses) for 24 months before aging an additional year in bottle. 800 cases produced.
Garnet red with orange reflections, with an ethereal fruity and floral nose. The palate is dry, full and robust, but velvety, with notes of violet, tar, and vanilla.
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Press & Reviews
The 2011 Barolo Mosconi shows thick lines and dark density with well-defined notes of dried cherry, balsam herb, licorice and dark chocolate. Its consistency is plush and soft, although that characteristic tannic backbone does much to keep the wine tightly stitched together. Barolo Mosconi delivers warm vintage traits on the nose and the textural firmness of a cooler year. The results are unique and compelling. This Barolo ages in oak for two years.
Licorice and cherry notes combine for an appealing effect in this supple red. The dense tannins are in proportion. Finishes fresh, with traces of mineral and tobacco balanced by lingering fruit.
A dark, brooding wine, the 2011 Barolo Mosconi captures the sense of this Monforte site in its intense flavors and broad, ample frame. Black cherries, savory herbs, mint, tobacco, smoke and incense all flesh out in the glass as this opulent, virile Barolo shows off its personality. While the Cannubi is purely silk and sensuality, the Mosconi is all muscle. It will therefore hold more appeal to readers who like massive, powerful Barolos.