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Ettore Germano Barolo Prapo 2009

Ettore Germano Barolo Prapo 2009

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0,75 l  -  14.00% by vol.
Ettore Germano
Clear, translucent garnet color with thin, colorless rims. A bit reticent, understated nose with aromas of ripe, sweet cherries, some cranberries and a hint of Nebbiolo's floral aromatics. Ripe, juicy and succulent palate with rather gentle acidity - all typical characteristics of a hot vintage Barolor. However, the wine shows remarkably prominent, firm and grippy tannins that easily make up for the lower acidity, giving the wine a lot structure. Pure, well-delineated flavors of ripe cherry, some tart lingonberry, a little sun-baked earth and a hint of tar. Pure and bright finishof only medium length with very prominent, muscular and astringent tannins. Flavors of sour cherries, cranberries, some stony minerality and a hint of tar in the aftertaste.

The wine shows wonderful old school Barolo characteristics - pure Nebbiolo fruit not obfuscated with excessive new oak and very prominent and grippy tannins giving the wine a lot of aging potential - but still, it seems to somewhat suffer from the hot vintage. Especially the acidity - so crucial for a good Barolo - is a bit overwhelmed by the ripe, sweet fruit, making the wine lack a bit in focus and length. Overall this Prapò is very good stuff, and obviously still way too young, but not on par with the better vintages. I wouldn't age this one for more than 15 years - although the wine might take a decade before it starts to resolve its youthful, tight structure.
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Serving temperature:
18 - 20°C.
Decanting time:
2 hours
Longevity:
Over 25 years
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Name Ettore Germano Barolo Prapo 2009
Wine type Red still
Classification
Year 2009
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country
Region Piedmont
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 14.00% by volume
On sale Price Ettore Germano Barolo Prapo 2009 HK$ 590.00 

Ettore Germano

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Fom 1856 the family Germano owns 6 hectares on the hill of Cerretta, Serralunga d'Alba, in the heart of the Barolo area. The great-grandfather Francesco, then with his grandfather Alberto, has been cultivating the vineyard, producing small quantities...
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2009
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