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Manuel Marchetti and his late wife, Lusia, have been in charge of the family winery, since 1990, with Manuel responsible for sales & promotions, and consultant oenologist Armando Cordero orchestrating the wines. Founded by Luisa’s great-great-great-grandfather, the estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels (as early as the 1950s). In fact, one of Marcarini’s superb, historical crus is the 100-year-old Boschi di Berri, whose Dolcetto vines are the oldest in Italy, the only ones to have survived phylloxera and maintained indigenous rootstock. The Marchetti vineyards, with the sole exception of Shiraz, are exclusively native, planted with grape types born and bred in the Langhe hills. The Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo are grown within the original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra: two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra, close to the Marcarini home and winery. The building itself, adjoining a medieval tower, goes back to the 1700s, and the cool, ancient underground cellars provide an ideal environment for the wines’ classic elevage. Classic, in fact, is a key word in the Marcarini philosophy. Ideally poised between traditional and modern, the wines are characterized by both a voluptuous, embracing style and the superb longevity and blockbuster structure of Piedmont’s best. The exceptional vineyards, all estate-owned, are the true heart of the winery. The superb locations, steepness of the slopes and nature of the terrain, exposure to the sunlight, exceptional microclimate, are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. The total surface under vine is 42 of the estate’s 62 acres.
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Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2010  750ML     
This elegant red offers enticing aromas of rose, strawberry and cherry, with a hints of tobacco and spice. Firm and well-balanced, showing sweet fruit intertwined with tannins on the finish.... click for more details
Sku: 98345
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Marcarini Boschi di Berri Dolcetto d'Alba 2011  750ML     
The 2011 Dolcetto d’Alba Boschi di Berri is a touch darker and firmer than the Fontanazza, but it, too, comes across as relatively delicate and medium in body. Hints of violets, cloves and leather add complexity on the finish. This approachable, fleshy Dolcetto is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.... click for more details
Sku: 98141
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Marcarini Fontanazza Dolcetto d'Alba 2012  750ML     
Antonio Galloni 87 Points - Sweet red berries, flowers, herbs, anise and menthol all take shape in the 2012 Dolcetto d'Alba Fontanazza. This is a relatively delicate, floral Dolcetto with good balance, energy and length. The slightly rustic personality is best suited to pairing with similarly hearty dishes.... click for more details
Sku: 98346
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Marcarini Fontanazza Dolcetto d'Alba 2013  750ML     
Round and succulent, with a supple texture enveloping cherry jam, raspberry pâte de fruit and light black pepper notes, ending with fine length.... click for more details
Sku: 99504
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