Azienda Agricola Virna di Borgogno

Preda Sarmassa Barolo Nebbiolo

9.032 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ryan Flinn

This wine seemed closed off on first taste. But 10 minutes later this transformed to a more ethereal wine. Still very light and tight but overall needs time to open up.

This wine seemed closed off on first taste. But 10 minutes later this transformed to a more ethereal wine. Still very light and tight but overall needs time to open up.

Apr 6th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Decanted for 45 minutes. Still young so no rush. Cherry, stewed strawberries, violet, dried flowers, and some charcoal. Very good.

Decanted for 45 minutes. Still young so no rush. Cherry, stewed strawberries, violet, dried flowers, and some charcoal. Very good.

Oct 12th, 2019
Jakub Kalinowski

Quite rich & full, with the full tannic grip. Dried cherries, some bacon & smoke and a whiff of iodine. Good acidity and a touch of harsh alc in the end. A solid Barolo with muscle.

Quite rich & full, with the full tannic grip. Dried cherries, some bacon & smoke and a whiff of iodine. Good acidity and a touch of harsh alc in the end. A solid Barolo with muscle.

Dec 26th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Nose shows dried cherry and dried roses (traditional) and menthol (untraditional). Also some baking spice and dry gravel. Earthy choke-cherry brandy flavors along with some harsh barrel notes. A bit hot on the finish. Still quite a bit of tannin to resolve. Definitely a winter weight wine. I may have done it and myself wrong by opening it in summer.

Nose shows dried cherry and dried roses (traditional) and menthol (untraditional). Also some baking spice and dry gravel. Earthy choke-cherry brandy flavors along with some harsh barrel notes. A bit hot on the finish. Still quite a bit of tannin to resolve. Definitely a winter weight wine. I may have done it and myself wrong by opening it in summer.

Jul 31st, 2017
Brent Hendrich

Cigar wrapper and menthol on the nose. Blackberry and black licorice on the palette.

Cigar wrapper and menthol on the nose. Blackberry and black licorice on the palette.

May 20th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

A very soft-textured but intensely flavorful Barolo. Lots of dried roses, some tarry notes, and a whiff of menthol overlay some bitter cherry liqueur fruit. Broad and rich in the mouth, with some woody barrel notes just a bit stronger than the dark cherry fruit. Some warm gravelly, brickish minerality. Still a bit of tannin left, but the acidity is low and there's a little heat in the finish, so I'd drink these up over the next 2 years. (Also, it peaked after about an hour in the decanter, another hint about its limited future.)

A very soft-textured but intensely flavorful Barolo. Lots of dried roses, some tarry notes, and a whiff of menthol overlay some bitter cherry liqueur fruit. Broad and rich in the mouth, with some woody barrel notes just a bit stronger than the dark cherry fruit. Some warm gravelly, brickish minerality. Still a bit of tannin left, but the acidity is low and there's a little heat in the finish, so I'd drink these up over the next 2 years. (Also, it peaked after about an hour in the decanter, another hint about its limited future.)

Feb 26th, 2017
Alexander Pouris

Modium finish and body, fruity yet well balanced.

Modium finish and body, fruity yet well balanced.

Dec 28th, 2016
John Zuzek

Lovely Barolo! On the nose, bacon and some red fruits with a touch of tobacco. The palate is similar with some black raspberries and tartness, with a touch of dustiness. Sucks the moisture right out of my mouth.

Lovely Barolo! On the nose, bacon and some red fruits with a touch of tobacco. The palate is similar with some black raspberries and tartness, with a touch of dustiness. Sucks the moisture right out of my mouth.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Angelo Casagrande

Soft, well- balanced with limited tannins and good fruit. Drinking well now. Decanted for an hour and a half. Tom, still feminine style. Delicious with the homemade lasagne.

Soft, well- balanced with limited tannins and good fruit. Drinking well now. Decanted for an hour and a half. Tom, still feminine style. Delicious with the homemade lasagne.

Aug 16th, 2016
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen KC

Showing the richness of the vintage but with lots of expression and complexity.

Showing the richness of the vintage but with lots of expression and complexity.

Mar 29th, 2016