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 2012 Trifulau Barolo DOCG became our nemesis from early on. If you know one Nebbiolo, you only ever met Nebbiolo once. A vintage formed in the maddening skies of snow, sleet, hail, heatwaves, inopportune rain, and even-more-inopportune mini-tornados, this vintage had it all, and then some. We picked this wine on the early side, wondering what else the wine gods were keen to toss at us, and hoping not to know. We turned up the vinification on this one, not afraid to draw every last atom of flavour from these extraordinarily complex berries, relying upon large format boté and time to ensure that this wine would reflect the intensity of its most arrogant birth, perhaps in the future. Well, that future has arrived; unfurl with caution.