The Damonte family, synonymous with quality red and white wines in Roero, made its entry as “Barolisti” in 2007, with the acquisition of the Boiolo vineyard in La Morra. Two additional small vineyards were added to the production in 2018 (Boiolo and Serra Denari), all of which will be productive with the 2021 harvest. This singular Barolo from La Morra is a bright ruby red with orange hues, intensely perfumed, with a range of spices, black fruits, mint, drunken cherries, and cocoa. Supple, elegant and persistent with a tightly-woven tannic structure and savory finish, the Boiolo expresses all the intensity typical of the Barolo wines from this area and the equilibrium for which Malvirà is so well known.
The 2017 Barolo Boiolo is soft and open-knit in its first impression, but there is a good bit of tannin lurking beneath. Dried cherry, tobacco, leather, spice and herbs lend quite a bit of aromatic complexity. This is an attractive 2017. Drink it over the next decade, give or take.
Elegant, bright ruby red. Very frank on the nose, of ripe cherries and ripe plums, underlined by a hint of walnut, with an aftertaste of dried figs. Expressive on the palate and with ripe fruit, spreads beautifully over the palate, with tightly woven tannins and a rich arch, long finish.
Malvira is a major producer of Roero and Arneis, but in recent years it has also made this Barolo from a vineyard in La Morra, aged in tonneaux. The red-fruited nose is delicate and perfumed, while the attack combines juiciness and freshness,. Overall it's a lean style, yet it doesn't lack a degree of volume and weight. The finish is spicy, complex and quite long. It is easily the best vintage of this wine I have encountered.