E. MOLINO Barolo Riserva del Fico 2017
E. Molino winery
Sergio Molino is a well-known name in the Italian wine world, he is the winemaker for a large number of wineries in Piedmont and also in France. His expertise and passion for winemaking made him decide to start bottling the 2.5 hectare vineyard in the Bricco Rocca cru in La Morra, owned by the family since time immemorial.
With the name E.Molino (the E stands for Ernesto and is therefore a tribute to his father who was called that) Sergio bottles about 6 thousand bottles a year, divided into Barbera Superiore, Nebbiolo and Barolo, in good years a Barolo Riserva. He has an almost obsessive way of making wine where he wants to understand and if possible master every aspect of the land and the cellar. It is not for nothing that next to his vineyard in Annunziata, located exactly between Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and La Morra on the Cru Bricco Rocca, there is a laboratory where he studies and breeds bacteria and enzymes.
Its ultimate goal is to transfer all the intrinsic characteristics of the grape into the glass and lose as little quality as possible during the vinification and aging phases.
Barolo Riserva del Fico
From the finest grapes of his Bricco Rocca vineyard, Sergio produces his Barolo Riserva del Fico. An intensely complex wine. with notes of eucalyptus, plum jam, wild herbs, licorice and tobacco. Graceful on the palate, full flavor of black fruit where tannin and acidity are beautifully balanced.