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October 24, 2022

Weekly Offer for Oct 24/22

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 3:58 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the 2020 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba (Piedmont, Italy) – $20.99, regularly $25.99.

Established in 1953, the Azienda Agricola Molino, is a leading light in the Barolo region in the Piedmont of Northern Italy. Located near the ancient abbey of S. Martino di Marcenasco and includes one of the most famous crus of the Langhe, “Vigna Conca”, among its vineyards. The estate is famous since 1978, year of the death of the founder Giuseppe, by his son Mauro, an oenologist certified at the well known Oenology Institute of Alba built the reputation of this estate.

The youngest generation run the estate now – Matteo Molino and his younger sister Martina, have taken over the reins from their father and the two now has brought Molino into new international markets travelling to places like Australia, allowing people to discover their impeccable wines made as sustainably as possible.

The company continues to produce wines in Annunziata of La Morra, in the utmost respect of traditions. The total area under vine amounts to 12 hectares, 50% of which is meant for Nebbiolo for Barolo. The rest is devoted to the production of Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba and, in a smaller quantity, of Roero Arneis.

Our feature this week, their Barbera d’Alba has upfront and immediately vibrant cherries and a hint of citrus peel. Violets, black tea and chalk all make appearances on the charming nose. So much to love about the palate, it’s soft and juicy, yet fine and long. Not tannic at all, just lightly framed and lovely. Try with a charcuterie plate.

2020 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba (Piedmont, Italy) – $20.99 (regularly $25.99)

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