Barolo – 2015

Region: italy - piedmont


Over a century of winemaking: four generations of passion, tenacity, investments and hard work. A story of tradition with a watchful eye on the future. The origins of Agricola Marrone date back to before 1887. A family that cultivated local grape varietals and showed ambition from an early phase.

When Pietro Marrone was born in 1887, his father Edoardo was already producing wines. From the time he was young he was very passionate and ambitious. In 1910, at 23 years old, he asked his father to grow some vineyards. In the early 1920s/30s the winery progressed and started cultivating vineyards using techniques that were revolutionary at the time: reducing production yields to prioritize higher quality and avoiding sowing wheat between vine rows, a standard practice at the time. An early adoption of what became modern cultivation practices. The family grapes became the most beautiful of the village, so slowly all the vineyards converted to that modern production system.


89 Points

The Gian Piero Marrone 2015 Barolo offers an interesting and somewhat unexpected bouquet with a very distinct aroma of wild rose or dried violet that is immediately followed by savory spice, tar and licorice. The wine makes a quick pivot from its fruity side to its spicy side, and only a few slim degrees of separation exists between the two. That quick slip adds to the accelerated pace of the wine that hits all the senses at once, but it doesn’t linger too long. 2021 – 2033

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