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Bottle Price: $75.00
Bin: 425
Name: Aurelio Settimo Rocche Barolo
Vintage: 2006
Region: Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy (WS:92 - Best from 2014-2030)
Varietal: Italian Reds
Producer: Aurelio Settimo
Country: Italy
Rating: WS:92

Tasting Notes: Alluring for its leather, rose and truffle aromas, this developing Barolo tastes like dried cherry, strawberry and licorice. Though approachable for its flavors, the stern tannins reveal that this still needs time to mature. Best from 2014 through 2030. 100 cases imported. –BS
Galaxy Notes: Single Vineyard (Rocche dell'Annunziata). Hand-harvested. Calcerous soil. South x Southwest exposure. Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks, 24 months in 2,500-3,500 litre French oak casks (untoasted, Allier & Never), 6 months in bottle Method: according to tradition: fairly lengthy fermentations on the skins (submerged cap for 15-20 days), with frequent breaking up of the cap and pumping over of the must, followed by maturing in oak casks.
Food Pairings: SIGNATURE COWBOY STEAK FRESH CUT DELMONICO NEW YORK STRIP STEAK TOP SIRLOIN STEAK