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Cantine Prandi, 1998 Red Wine

Cantine Prandi, Piedmont

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

Price:

$119.05 USD

20 In Stock

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Description

The 1998 Barolo Cantine Prandi have come from the producer's cellars where they have laid undisturbed since bottling.


Cantine Prandi was established in the 1920s when grandfather Farinetti Majorino envisioned selling part of the wine produced for family use to the commercial market. In the 1960's his nephew Giovanni came to lend a hand and was instrumental in shaping the winery and its future development. Up to 2009, Giovanni's son Alessandro looked after the beautiful vineyards situated in the long hills surrounding Piemonte. In recent years, due to Alessandro's passing, the winery ceased production. Vintage Wine and Port worked to secure the remaining Prandi Library stock and are proud to offer a piece of history and the last ever bottles produced from this historic Barolo producer .


Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. On the nose you should expect heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry and truffle. Its fruit concentration is perfectly knitted with its high tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods such as hearty stews, truffle risottos and steak.

Condition

Good condition

Reviews

The Piedmont 1998 vintage struck gold with outstanding Barolo and Barbaresco
A mild winter and spring saw mild frosts but not enough to deter an early budburst. A wet April and May prompted an outbreak of downy mildew, particularly in Barolo and La Morra, but flowering was unaffected. The summer was baking hot lasting through to August, only cooling in September.
The long growing season and harvest created intense, concentrated wines with ripe flavours and firm tannins. Both Barolo and Barbaresco stood to benefit from extended cellaring.
There should be a wide range of both Barolo and Barbaresco drinking very well now.

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