Eugenio Bocchino - Barolo Lu 2016
Region: Barolo / Piemonte
An excellent Nebbiolo. Aromatic with bright red cherry fruits, roses and spice. Complex on the palate with dense tannin and plenty of body, yet fresh and moreish. Beautiful now with a decant but plenty of years ahead. So good.
Named after Eugenio and Cinzia’s daughter, Lucia, “Lu” comes from a selection of their best grappoli from their crus “La Serra” and “Fossati,” conducted towards the end of harvest. It sees a maceration of around thirty days before being elevated two years in foudre, followed by six to twelve months in glass-lined cement vats before resting in bottle for an additional year before release.