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Case E di Mirafiore Barolo Lazzarito 2019  - First Bottle

Reviews

96 Wine Spectator -
Pretty cherry and raspberry fruit aligns with the plump, juicy texture in this expressive red, with hay, eucalyptus, iron and tobacco accents augmenting the core flavors, lending complexity and interest. Shows fine balance, with a long, resonant finish. Best from 2027 through 2048. 1,100 cases made, 50 cases imported.
96 Wine Enthusiast -
Aromas of wild forest berries and fresh roses lift out of the glass, quickly followed by star anise, dried porcini, pu-erh tea and dried herbs. The classy palate shines with vibrant red cherry and raspberry notes with savory spice and mineral notes in tandem. Polished tannins and crisp acidity give their all on the finish of this serious wine. Drink 2028–2050.
95 Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com -
Ripe and satisfying on the nose, it alternates notes of plums, strawberries, mandarin peel, cedar, lemon flowers and wisteria. Medium body, biting tannins of excellent progression and a finish that presses from the center of the palate onwards. Better from 2025.
93 Decanter World Wine Awards -
A richness of plum, maraschino cherry and red liquorice with an unctuous texture, invigorating acidity and a savoury finish.
92 Decanter -
Bright and very pale ruby in colour, almost like a Pinot Noir, it has an intensely perfumed nose of red currant, Parma violet and cinnamon. More complex on the palate, it features dried cherry fruit, light extraction and large-grained tannins along with refreshing acidity. A bit less concentrated and layered than you'd expect from Lazzarito.

Technical Details

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • Sub-RegionSerralunga d'Alba
  • AppellationBarolo
  • VineyardLazzarito
  • Farming MethodCertified Organic and obtaining certifications with Sustainability and Vegan
  • Aging/Cooperage24 months in barrel followed by extended time in the bottle
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • Production1100 cases

Case E di Mirafiore Barolo Lazzarito 2019

Nebbiolo  |  Italy
WS96, WE96, RV95, DWWA93, DC92

Certified Organic and obtaining certifications with Sustainability and Vegan
51% off retail!
Act Fast, Only 14 Left!

Double 96 points and primed to blow your ever-loving mind! This is a spell-binding Barolo, from the eminently elegant Lazzarito vineyard, in the heart of the Serralunga d’Alba, and one that is featured prominently in all the top Italian restaurants and shops – even in the sangiovese-mad Firenze, Toscana! There’s no higher praise, and we’re thrilled to have a meager ten cases of this tippy-top Piemonte!

Casa E. di Mirafiore goes back all the way to 1878 – a Piemonte institution that has found a new birth and life in the past couple of decades after dominating the northern Italian market for nearly 50 years. A nearly 70-year hibernation – from the 1930s to this most recent century followed – but the fantastic estate vineyards that makeup Mirafiore endured, could not be silent forever, and this remarkable plot in Lazzarito shines brightest of all.

Lazzarito is a wonderful natural amphitheater in the beating heart of Serralunga d’Alba, facing southwest, at over a thousand feet in elevation, on the pristine Miocene-Helvetian sediment that was once the ocean floor. These calcareous marl soils, grey-ish white and loaded with minerals, make for high-toned, highly aromatic, and deeply sensual expressions of Barolo – where power is enrobed in a lush and delicate exterior – making for wines that show young and last almost forever (can you ask for more in Barolo?).

Aged exclusively in large barrels, the wine is both refined and traditional, revealing nebbiolo and the terroir – without the veneer of heavily wooded influence. Red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, plums, and red currants are the happy result, with accents of wild herbs, tobacco, and a mineral-laden undercurrent buttressing the fruit-forward core. The layers and complexity are undeniable, but the harmony here is what makes this exceptional – everything is integrated, and softly presented, with the just-right balance of spice and earth to make this all sing in the here and now – yet simultaneously whisper that the best is yet to come. Our only wish is that we had more to share – as this is surely a gem in the collection of any great Italian cellar – and one that is equally en vogue atop any dinner table too!

PAIRING IDEAS: I’m matching this with one of the culinary revelations of my life – a simple baked potato, opened down the middle for surgery, and smothered with a cacio pepe-esque cream made from the starchy cooking water and plenty of pecorino and pepper. Finish it with a soft-cooked egg, and if you dare – a generous shaving of truffles. The result is the epitome of pauper-turned-prince presentations...and a perfect match for this beauty!

About the Producer

Case E di Mirafiore winery, nestled in the heart of Piedmont, Italy, boasts a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Founded in 1878 by Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiore, the winery was a testament to his passion for viticulture and commitment to producing exceptional wines. Emanuele, a member of the House of Savoy, envisioned Mirafiore as a beacon of quality and innovation in the region. Over the years, the estate flourished under the stewardship of successive generations of the di Mirafiore family, each contributing to its legacy of excellence. Today, the winery stands as a revered institution in Piedmont, celebrated for its dedication to traditional winemaking practices while embracing modern techniques to craft wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.