Parusso Selezione Grandi Vigne 2018

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• Domaine: Parusso Armando
• Appellation: Barolo DOCG
• Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
• Classification: Monforte d'Alba, Italy

Parusso Armando is a winery located in the heart of the Piedmont region in Italy, specifically in the Langhe area.   Located not far from Alba, the capital of Langhe, the Parusso family winery was founded in 1901 by Gaspare Parusso, and it is now run by his grandson, Marco Parusso.  It has transformed from a family-owned farm to a highly regarded vineyard.  They started bottling Barolo under the family label in 1971.  After 50 years of meticulous and passionate work, the Parusso Armando company now manages 28 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto.

The winery produces wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, which is the main grape used in the production of Barolo wines. The vineyards are located in the best growing areas of the region, including the famous vineyards of Bussia and Mariondino. Parusso Armando also produces other red and white wines, such as Barbera, Dolcetto, and Chardonnay.

Parusso Armando is known for its traditional winemaking methods and its focus on quality. The winery uses only the best grapes from its own vineyards, and the wines are aged in oak barrels for a long period of time to develop their complex flavors and aromas. The winery also employs sustainable farming practices to preserve the environment and ensure the long-term viability of its vineyards.

Overall, Parusso Armando is a highly respected winery in the Piedmont region and is known for producing some of the finest wines in Italy.

Celebrating the family's 50th anniversary of Barolo production, Parusso Armando presents all Barolo fans a special selection of 3 different wines in a beautiful wooden case holding 2 bottles each of the family's highly regarded Barolo labels from the outstanding 2018 vintage.

  • Mariondino: produced from the coolest plot, the wine is a masterpiece of finesse, displaying beautiful tension on a palette of spicy, citrusy aromas.
  • Mosconi: its warm terroir makes it the most powerful and massive wine of the three, with a deep bouquet exuding tobacco and leather.
  • Bussia: the most refined of the three wines, its texture is silky with fine and noble tannins, a mouthfeel that is wonderfully soft. The bouquet is also subtle, sprinkled with flowers, spice and splashes of mint.

Each case also includes a special map presentation, a corkscrew, and the indispensable DropStop for serving wine like a pro.

Tasting Notes

"The 2018 Barolo Bussia is a blend of Rocche and Munie. Pliant and racy in the glass, the 2018 is laced with dark fruit, mocha, sweet spice and licorice. Dried rose petal, mint, spice, kirsch, new French oak and dried flowers all build with aeration. The oak imprint is a bit prominent at this stage, but these wines have proven over time to have the substance to handle the wood." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2/2022) Ratings: 93+, Drink: 2028-2043

"Complex nose of ripe red fruit with sweet tobacco-like spice, flowers and orange cream. Full-bodied with a dense core of fruit and grainy tannin that is still riding high. Needs plenty of time to integrate and spread. Super winemaking in 2018. Hold until 2025." - James Suckling, Ratings: 95

"The 2018 Barolo Mosconi is a broad, potent wine. A blast of macerated dark cherry, leather, spice, dried herbs, chocolate and mocha makes a strong opening statement. As always, the Mosconi is a brooding, virile wine with huge depth, tons of intensity and big, brawny tannins that need time to soften. There is a good deal of oak, but the wine has the presence and overall intensity to carry it well." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2/2022) Ratings: 93, Drink: 2028-2043

"Wow. This is a super-sensual Barolo with wild black-fruit character, such as ripe elderberries and dried dates. Fresher notes of blood oranges, too. Balanced vanilla edge to the palate that coats the firm, grainy tannins and carries the creamy fruit through the long finish. Super-succulent and enticing. To produce this in 2018 is a real achievement. Hats off to the winemaking. So tempting even now, but will only improve. Try from 2024." - James Suckling, Ratings: 97

"Parusso's 2018 Barolo Mariondino is a gorgeous, effusive wine. Bright floral accents, kirsch, orange peel, new oak, spice and mint give the 2018 its sculpted, chiseled personality. There is terrific cut and energy here. This is an especially fine showing from the Mariondino." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2/2022) Ratings: 92, Drink: 2025-2038

"A medium-bodied Barolo with pretty easygoing wild-strawberry and fine-tannin style. Compact and tight, this is tempting even now, but give it another year. Try from 2023." - James Suckling, Ratings: 92


More Information
Stock Status In Stock
Appellation Barolo
Vintage 2018
Brand Parusso Armando
Shipping Weight 3.000000

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