The 2013 vintage shows itself through the extensive range of floral scents that majestically rise from the wine glass: the rose, the lavender, the violet and the peony. There are also balsamic notes with spice leaves, wood and tea.
Le Vigne Barolo is more relaxed and articulate compared to its brother ALESTE. It is a joy on the palate, filling and satisfying. It has good structure, balanced and persistent tannins. For this wine, time is simply an ally. At the moment, it is still closed in on itself, constrained by its youth and requiring much patience. And it is indeed with patience and many twirls of the glass that the palate, like a fan, opens to reveal the intensity of dark fruit, tobacco, eucalyptus and mint.
At the moment it is definitely more direct and generous in comparison to the evolution of ALESTE, and will require another 6-8 years of patience. The finish is long and lingering, with ripe and round tannins typical of this vintage. It is its regal complexity that makes this wine so difficult to resist.