The 2014 Carlin de Paolo Barolo DOCG comes from 30-40 year old Nebbiolo vines planted in a limey, sandy, clay surface over calcareous soil. After harvest the wine spends a 10 day maceration period in steel tanks before being transferred to French oak barrels for a minimum 3 year maturation. After bottling, the wine is then laid down for at least 2 years in the bottle before it is released to the public. The result is a brick colored wine that sings with aromas of cherry, mint, violets and roses. Powerful and austere, opening the wine 2 hours before you intend to drink it will reward you with elegant tannins and a soft complex flavor profile.