LINNAEA VINEYARDS 'TRIFULAU' DOCG BAROLO 2013

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Gary Walsh
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LITR201310 UCAU
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Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These two managed to secure a small plot of Barolo land to make this wonderful wine. "We grabbed the bulk of this from the 64 year old vines on the southwest face, with the remainder from our favourite perfume spike, the now 89-year old massale selection on the soft eastern face of the cru, a seductive site straddling the borders of Castiglione Falletto and Monforte D’Alba in the Bussia zone." - Linnaea Vineyards. Firm and sure in the mouth with a spread of fine grained tannin allied to just the right amount of dark fruit, tea and spice. Has a vivacious yet fleshy finish of good length with a ring of clear acidity.
Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These two managed to secure a small plot of Barolo land to make this wonderful wine. "We grabbed the bulk of this from the 64 year old vines on the southwest face, with the remainder from our favourite perfume spike, the now 89-year old massale selection on the soft eastern face of the cru, a seductive site straddling the borders of Castiglione Falletto and Monforte D’Alba in the Bussia zone." - Linnaea Vineyards. Firm and sure in the mouth with a spread of fine grained tannin allied to just the right amount of dark fruit, tea and spice. Has a vivacious yet fleshy finish of good length with a ring of clear acidity.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Gary Walsh

It’s been nearly six years since I last tried one of these, which was the 2010 vintage. “This is the ‘fourth and last bottling of the Linnaea Barolo (unless we can source some more fruit)”. I saw pallets of this wine sitting in the cellars of Cascina Pugnane when I visited in 2018. The grapes come from Castiglione Falletto (87 year old vines) and Bussia (19 year old vines), and I note they don’t mention the Castiglione Falletto cru, but you could probably take a wild guess…. 334 cases produced. Importer: Edwards Fischl. It’s a tightly knit and firm wine, as is the way with many a 2013, but I’ve no problem with that. This is tense and pretty much medium-bodied, five spice and red fruits, cocoa and dried herb, some floral perfume. Cool acidity, brick dust tannin, slightly earthy/porcini on a fresh finish, tannin grabbing and shaping as it goes. It feels like it’s in evolution at present, that half-way house between youth and maturity. It’s a low compromise wine, but very good, especially for a traditionalist.