Corino 2015 Barolo "Arborina"
Delicate aromas of red fruits, tobacco, gravel and a hint of mint. The palate is intense with notes of dried strawberries, smoke, rose and gravel. It is full bodied with silky tannins and high acidity making this an extremely well balanced, pleasant and attractive Barolo, with a long, lingering finish.
The Arborina Cru is probably the easiest cru to spot in all of Barolo as you're driving through Barolo as you can clearly see the single pine tree on top of the hill owned by Corino's neighbours, Cordero di Montezemolo. Wines from this sandy, limestone and clay soil do not give off a lot of nutriets to the vines yet create some of the most elegant, highly finessed, fruit driven and fresh barolos in the region. Giovanni Corino's 2016 Arborina is no exception. After 5-7 days of maceration in stainless steel, the wine is then aged in French barrel for 24 months, 35% new and 65% used. It then spends a further 6-12 months in bottle before being released. It is approachable in it's youth but only becomes more complex and layered with a bit of time. Age for up to 20-25 years.