2017 Olek Bondonio Rosso Carolina

Fresh, early-drinking Barbera-based blend from one of Barbaresco's cult winemaking figures.

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Olek Bondonio is one of the cult figures rising out of Barbaresco today.

After many vintages abroad widening his knowledge of grape growing and winemaking, Olek birthed his eponymous in 2004. His farm, La Berchialla, has been worked by his family atop the hill of Cru Roncagliette for over two centuries.

Olek approaches his craft with a natural approach, farming without chemicals and doing little adjusting in the winemaking. His are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the Piedmonte region today.

This wine is made predominantly from Barbera, with a small portion of Dolcetto and Pelaverga, made in a gentle, approachable style. It's hyper-aromatic and drives with great life and vitality through the mouth. It's a delicious example of the value of blending to find harmony in a wine. Each piece precisely in its place.

93 Points - "This is a barbera with some dolcetto and pelaverga. Powerful but fresh style here. Barbera didn't suit a solo wine in 2017 from Olek, per se. I loved this wine from tank during my visit to Olek Bondonio in June 2018, great to see it come to life here.Pretty as can be. Floral notes, violets and roses, cranberry and strawberry. So lovely to sniff on. Massively juicy to taste, holds some slick sweetness but finishes in a cascade of bony tannin, amaro herbs, cranberry-like tang. Holds a lot of flavour, ripeness, sweet fruit, prettiness, but lifts and drives on a bed of vitality and crunch. Delicious, moreish drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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