Notes from the Winemaker:
This Barolo, made entirely from Nebbiolo from the Arborina cru, is full of feminine expression and nuance. An ethereal bouquet offers aromas of roses, mint, wild berries, milk chocolate, smoke, and sweet tangerine peel. The framework of velvety tannins, characteristic to Nebbiolo from Arborina, is the structure upon which a palette of full fruit and spice emerge. The finish is extensive and elegant.
In temperature controlled stainless steel vats for approximately seven days. Malolactic completes in barrel
In oak barrels of diverse ages for 24 months and in bottle. No fining or filtration is used.
Ratings & Reviews
97 Points & #80 Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020 - James Suckling:
"Aromas of dried strawberries, citrus fruit, flower sand sandalwood. Full-bodied and really powerful with fantastic layering of fruit and ripe tannins. Strawberries, spices, mushrooms and dried flowers. Superb finish. This is a great Barolo. Really well done. Try after 2023." - (27 Jun, 2020 )
95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Oak tones of vanilla and toast are nicely integrated with the floral, red berry, tar, iron and tobacco flavors of this red, which is polished and succulent, showing a mix of fruit, spice and mineral notes mingling on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 200 cases made, 70 cases imported." - BS (Dec 31, 2020)
94+ Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Barolo Arborina is powerful and tightly wound, with explosive energy that is just waiting to fully emerge. Readers will find an especially rich, potent expression of this Arborina site. Black cherry, violet, lavender and spice add to a real sense of gravitas. The 2016 needs time in bottle to be at its best, but it has terrific freshness and persistence. The significant presence of clay in this portion of Arborina contributes to the wine's size. This is such a gorgeous wine. " - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2020)
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Renato Corino 2016 Barolo Arborina shows ripeness and succulence with dark fruit, bold cherry, raspberry and wild rose. The tannins are tame, as is characteristic of fruit from La Morra, but the aromatic complexity of the wine keeps you guessing with each swirl of the glass. This is a delicate Barolo for sure, but its subdued personality is perfect for a simple plate of agnolotti stuffed with minced meat. The wine is aged in barrique, with one-third new oak. Some 3,500 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)