Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2011
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I spend a lot of time with Mauro Veglio and his wife. And you probably also know that I am a huge fan, not just of their wines but of them. And their Barolo Arborina is no exception. 2011 was a good year, especially for my palate. So it’s no surprise I love their Arborina from that year. Barolo’s are heavy, and I struggle with the tannins, and although this wine has tannins, it’s very well balanced!
Wine: Barolo Arborina
Producer: Mauro Veglio
Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy
Grape varieties: nebbiolo
Eye: dark ruby color
Nose: strawberries, floral, blackberries, licorice, hint of tobacco
Mouth: dark cherries, prunes, well balanced
Price Point: $40
Available at Vinmonopolet: no
Available at Systembolaget: yes
This past week was a little special, because my dad (Signor Tony) turned 50! The wine consumption was slightly higher than usual, as you can see in the foto below, and the wines were incredible. This picture is from the “infamous” Pylsa & Barolo, which was located in Barolo this year. And another special feature this year was the bottles: all magnum!
I have been to Mauro Veglio’s winery many times, both for visits and for a coffee break. But I went back again for a visit this time because my brother had never been for an official winery tour and tasting. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with Daniela, and Mauro of course (although it’s easier to have a conversation with him if you speak Italian). Daniela was kind enough to show us Barolo 2013 from the tanks, so we could compare them to the 2012’s. It’s always interesting to compare vintages.
Looking forward to visiting again soon, and of course drink more of their wines!