From 1.3 hectares of vines in the commune of La Morra, this is a steal for the quality! Such a classy nose, loaded with cherries and wild strawberries, freshly picked roses and dried petals. There’s a lick of orange oil, a kiss of tar, and a slightly earthy note. On the palate, it's really quite Pinot-esque, delicate, more wild strawberries, a hint of spearmint and smoke. Like the Barolos, it is light on its feet, and has a lovely fine acid line. Silken tannins – utterly charming and hard to resist another sip.
Representing one of our longest-standing relationships in Italy, the wines of Renato Corino have delighted Swig and its customers for over a decade. Renato set out on his own from the family winery in 2003 (under good terms, you understand – his brother helped him with his first vintage). He had his own ideas on how to make great Barolo in La Morra, and wanted to show the world. A mix of modern techniques in the winery and traditional care of the vines yields up Barolos that are more approachable than many of their brethren, but also stand the test of time.