Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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84 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) ITA l Y O f Domenico' s list of esteemed cru Barolo, without a doubt, the Ciabot m entin stands as his towering achievement. Hailing from the Ginestra vineyard, Ciabot m entin is the "Iron Fist in a v elvet Glove" expression of Barolo that we've come to love. It's dark, imposing and structured in its youth, yet over time develops into a haunting beauty with depths to spare. In fact, a mature bottle of Ciabot m entin has been known to surprises lovers of traditionally- styled Barolo again and again in blind tasting. Sadly, Domenico passed away last year, yet he left us with a rich history built around his family, a better understanding of the Ginestra Cru, and a legacy that lives on in every bottle of his Barolo. ✦ Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2013 W a 97 » $95 "... Distinguished by the intense inner energy it delivers from deep within and by the unyielding nature of its textural richness... offers this magical transformation in this classic vintage." Monica Larner (1550168) iN Me MORY OF T H e Ba ROLO B OY Say what you will about the modernist movement. The fact is that it changed the entire region of Barolo for the better. i t had much more to do with raising standards, cleaning out old cellars, and attention to detail, than it ever did with oak barrels. i n the end, it was just a handful of producers who showed the courage to be different, and changed history. One of the most famous among them was d omenico Clerico.

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