2017 Luigi Vico Barolo "Prapo", Piedmont, Italy

Aromas of red cherry, crushed strawberry, with
licorice, violet and cocoa nib notes. Full-bodied, fine-grained tannins; structured with a long finish



A selection of fruit from east-facing “Prapò” in Serralunga
d’Alba. The Vico family purchased the plot in 1927. It is one of the best
exposed eastern slopes in Serralunga; soils are primarily silt and clay. Vine age averages 30 years old. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed and fermented on indigenous yeast in cement tanks. Aged in French (Fountainbleau) oak casks.


Luigi Vico’s family roots in the Barolo village of Serralunga d’Alba reach
back to 1694. His own passion for viticulture started when he was just a
boy, helping his grandparents tend their vineyards in Serralunga during
the summers. As an adult, however, he left the region for work, yet still
longed for the hills of Piedmont. With the long-awaited expiration of
rental contracts on his family’s land, Luigi realized that he could honor his
family’s legacy by reclaiming his vineyards and crafting, finally, a Barolo
wine from the family land. Luigi has partnered with one of Serralunga’s
most respected and talented winemakers, Davide Rosso of Azienda
Agricola Giovanni Rosso, to help him craft his wines.


Grape(s) Nebbiolo
Farming Organic