2017 Guido Porro Vigna Santa Caterina Barolo (750ml)15 8 0 0
Guido is the fourth generation at an estate that has always been passed from father to son. The Porros continue to work just as their predecessors did. The only major change over the last few decades has been the decision to bottle at the estate instead of selling the wine. This is an “under the radar” winery with a stellar reputation.
Guido Porros vineyards are in the limestone-heavy soils of Serralunga d’Alba which are known for providing the most long-lived and full-bodied Barolo. Vigna Santa Caterina is a monopole in the Lazzarito Cru that gets a cooling breeze which brings out a delicacy and elegance in the wines (25-30+ year old vines).
"The one-hectare Vigna Santa Caterina vineyard lies behind the Guido Porro estate in Serralunga, within the Lazzarito MGA at 400 metres on clay and limestone soil. The wine is fermented in concrete with indigenous yeast then fermented in large Slavonian oak casks (15-25hL). Blood orange, olives, cinnamon, camphor...the vibrancy of this wine is stunning. On the palate it is firm and velvety, with a slightly dusty Nebbiolo texture, lifted acidity and a mineral-laden finish. A great wine focused on elegance, this is precise and long-lasting with an impressive savouriness; I would even say salty. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040" 97 points - Aldo Fiordelli (Tasted Blind, Decanter, Mar. 2021)