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Schiavenza Barolo Prapo 2016

$69.99

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The 2016 Prapo is powerful and ageworth on the palate but with elegant flowers and red fruit on the nose.

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Schiavenza is a jewel of an estate: small, family-run and operating exclusively in the northern sector of Serralunga around the hamlet of Cerretta. They've been making wines in a traditional fashion since the 1950s, but it's only in recent years that they've achieved that extra level of refinement that leads to international attention (like being named one of Barolo's top 25 producers by Tom Hyland of Forbes). The recent changes made in their cellar are subtle yet effective. There is a gentler approach to extraction, it comes from their new, delicate hydraulic vertical basket press. And the length of aging in botte has also been reduced, coming down to around 30 months when it had previously been 36+ months. Getting the wines into bottle earlier has helped preserve the fruit for longer aging down the road.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 95
"The 2016 Barolo Prapò is a dark, deep wine. Today, the Prapò is a bit monolithic. Hopefully time in bottle will help smooth out some of the tannins. Dark cherry, dark plum, iron, smoke, gravel, white pepper and chalk are enshrouded in a wall of Serralunga tannins in this brooding, inward Barolo from Schiavenza." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 95
"The Schiavenza 2016 Barolo Prapò impresses just as much as the Cerretta. Both wines show amazing clarity and purity, and this one from the lowest-altitude vineyard (at 300 meters above sea level with compact marl soils) is distinguished by its vibrant quality of fruit. There is a lot of zesty energy locked within this release of just 2,973 bottles, and as the wine pours forth, it builds intensity with each additional sip. Both crus reveal a solid build with tight tannins to carry them forward in time as they complete their cellar aging. Patience is required." -Robert Parker

Wine Spectator

WS 94
"A mix of macerated black cherry, plum, menthol, tar, leather and tobacco marks this solid red. Dense, dusty tannins are tightly wound, while the ripe fruit persists on the lingering aftertaste."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 93
"The Schiavenza 2016 Barolo Prapò impresses just as much as the Cerretta. Both wines show amazing clarity and purity, and this one from the lowest-altitude vineyard (at 300 meters above sea level with compact marl soils) is distinguished by its vibrant quality of fruit. There is a lot of zesty energy locked within this release of just 2,973 bottles, and as the wine pours forth, it builds intensity with each additional sip. Both crus reveal a solid build with tight tannins to carry them forward in time as they complete their cellar aging. Patience is required."

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Aromatic , Floral , Fruity

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied