A field selection of 15, 40 & 98 year old vines, from a parcel straddling the border between Castiglione Falletto and Monforte D'Alba (Bussia Sottana cru), just outside the town of Barolo in Piemonte, Italy. Dry farmed on calcareous grey marl transitioning into Organic farming.
The 2011 Trifulau Barolo DOCG, is, as with all Barolo, 100% Nebbiolo. Whilst 2011 became the wettest vintage of a generation here in Australia (except perhaps in WA), divine determinism saw to it that the 2011 vintage in Northern Italy balanced out the perturbation in our climate forcings, and turned on a hot, dry and almost roasted vintage in 2011. However, after more than a decade making stop-traffic wines at the most revered halcyon wineries in Napa Valley, Michelle trusted her guiles built upon an avoidance of excess, and skilfully dodged the chaos of the 2011 Piemontese vintage through judicious and inspiring vine selection and vinification to craft a most austere, thought-provoking, and delicate expression of a wine oozing class in a vintage written off as crass. When the world burns, take the time to slow dance. This wine does just that. You’ll be glad you did too.