Giovanni Rosso Barolo 2015

The full capability of the nebbiolo grape’s expressive nature is alive in Barolo 2015 and it is a vintage to really celebrate. In general, the wines are exuberantly fragrant and show fresh clear fruit on the nose with abundant aromatic complexity. Structurally they are rich in ripe, fine and powerful tannins. They are toned, muscular and athletic, coupled with freshness, a keen sense of focus, great length, and an astute balance.

These wines also have the great fortune of offering instant appeal as well as more in-depth attraction, which is the hallmark of a truly great vintage. These wines will satisfy both the experienced palate and educated connoisseur. They are also very expressive and show strong typicity by communes and also single vineyards. But if there was one attribute to single out, it is the way in which these wines combine power with elegance. They are thrilling to taste. JAMES SUCKLING

One of the last Barolo producers to release their 2015’s these are not to be missed.

This small estate in Serralunga was one of the ‘eye-catchers’ over recent visits to Barolo. Producing wines in a traditional style Davide Rosso’s Barolos convey beautiful purity of fruit and aroma within a guiding framework of fine and ripe fruit-derived tannins. Moreover, they give you the best of the traditional styling without some of the down-side elements that methodology ca bring to the party.

The estate has some excellent holdings – a dozen in total – all of which are within the Serralunga borders bar a plot just outside in Roddino. The most important are the crus; La Serra, Cerretta and Vigna Rionda. The normale Srralunga Barolo bottling is equally impressive and is a textbook in a bottle about what one should expect to find in a Barolo from Serralunga.