Luigi Vico Barolo Prapò DOCG 12pk 2016

Luigi Vico Barolo Prapò DOCG 12pk 2016

Luigi Vico Barolo Prapò DOCG 12pk 2016
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Winery Details

    Luigi Vico’s wines come from his family-heirloom vineyard in Serralunga. With his ancestors having farmed the site, providing fruit for other estates since the early 1900s, Luigi decided to return to making wines under the Vico name. Assisted by famed neighbour, Davide Rosso, these wines are classic, yet precise and approachable. They are both new and entirely timeless. These bottlings have been a joy to discover.

    “Although this is indeed the first vintage of Luigi Vico’s Barolo, this is no ordinary debut: It draws on family-heirloom vineyards in the heart of Serralunga and enlists superstar Davide Rosso to help bring it to the world in grand (and traditional) style.”
    David Lynch, Sommelier & Editorial Director, Somm Select

Press Review

    Luigi Vico Barolo Prapò DOCG 12pk 2016
    Prapò sits below Cerretta, and faces south to southeast. This is the first release under the Luigi Vico label, wines made in Giovanni Rosso’s winery. Large format (2,500 litre) French oak is used. 3,300 bottles produced. Importer: Fesq

    Raspberry and cherry, a kiss of baking spice, peat, liquorice, dried flowers. It’s supple, with a crushed rock feel to tannin, ripe red fruits, tea leaf and blonde tobacco, some rosehip perfume adds charm, cool acidity, stony but succulent, a layer of spice chiming in on a long gummy and chewy finish of freshness and perfume. Classic Serralunga. Quite tight now, with much more to come.
    Rating: 95 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 25 July 2021


    Luigi Vico Barolo Prapò DOCG 12pk 2016
    2016 was the first vintage for this Serralunga native, who established his commercial career in Turin. He's certainly got off to a good start with this single-vineyard Prapo. The nose has a delicate smokiness enveloping charming red fruits. It's fleshy and very concentrated, with firm tannins that are not too extracted. Plenty of spice and acidity keep it lively, and it has impressive length. Drinking Window 2020 - 2036.

    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Stephen Brook, Decanter (January 2020) 


    Barolo DOCg’s Bright Young Things

    Az. Agr. Luigi Vico
    If first impressions are anything to go by, Luigi Vico is definitely one to watch. His Prapo’ was one of my standout sips from Serralunga d’Alba. Vico is an accountant and has always lived in Torino. However, like Alberto Burzi, he had fond memories of summer vacations working in his grandparents’ vineyards. “As soon as I had the opportunity, I decided to return,” he recounts. This came about when a long-term rental contract with another producer came to an end. Vico’s first vintage was 2016; to help him craft the Barolo, he hired his friend and neighbour, oenologist Davide Rosso of Giovanni Rosso.

    Barolo Prapò DOCG 2016
    This has gumption – and real staying power. Rosehip and redcurrants are coated with balsamic herbs. Ripe and warm but also vertical with sandy tannins that stick to the palate.

    Source: Michaela Morris, Quench Magazine