|Location is everything in the hills of Barolo – The Gianfranco Bovio Winery crafts delicious Cru Barolo from the Gattera and Arborina vineyard in the village of La Morra in Barolo.|
The Bovio wines come loaded with rich, generous Nebbiolo fruit, and a pure crystalline silky texture. Traditional treatment in the cellar—fermentation with native yeast and long aging in Slavonian oak casks keep the process delightfully old school.
2017 Bovio Barolo Riserva De-Rieumes – $139.95 per bottle – six packs. 96 Points – Decanter
“Alessandra Bovio’s Riserva from 2017 is a blend of Arborina, Gattera and Parussi, aged for 24 months in oak and finished in concrete for around seven months. Aromas of rose, leather, tar, a lot of minty character, dried cherry and balsamic depth lead to a palate full of sucrosity. This is extremely precise, full, warming, and with some of the greatest tannins tasted in the 2017 vintage. Thick on the finish, there is a lot of meat on the bones here. Will age gracefully.”