Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Close
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines

2012 Barolo “Vigna Santa Caterina”

Guido Porro

2012 Barolo “Vigna Santa Caterina” Guido Porro - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

In Serralunga d’Alba, the combination of full sun exposure and limestone-rich marl soils yields ripe, fleshy, structured Barolos that can stand the test of time. Guido Porro’s Santa Caterina is a perfect example of the finesse, complexity, and longevity this cru can achieve, specifically when crafted via traditional production methods such as spontaneous fermentation, long macerations, and extensive aging in enormous Slavonian oak casks. These techniques produce a Barolo with delicate and nuanced aromas backed by a deep, chewy structure that promises a slow and steady evolution throughout the years—twenty years or more, if you so wish. To best enjoy it young, decant it for an hour or two and serve with richly flavored pastas, a rustic bollito (boiled meat with a bright mostarda), or other typical Piemontese dishes.

Anthony Lynch

$47.00
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Guido Porro
Winemaker: Guido Porro
Vineyard: 1 ha; 400-410 m altitude; W exposure
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Three years in 15- to 25-hl Slavonian oak botti
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 15%

More from this Producer or Region

About Piedmont

Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now nine Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

More from Piedmont or Italy

2016 Moscato d'Asti “Sorì Gramella”

Cantine Elvio Tintero  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Moscato d'Asti

$12.00

2016 Vino Rosso

Cantine Elvio Tintero  Italy  |  Piedmont

$9.95

N.V. Barolo Chinato

A. & G. Fantino  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Barolo

$44.00
$20.00

2013 Barolo “Ravera”

Benevelli Piero  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Barolo

$56.00

2016 Vino Rosato

Cantine Elvio Tintero  Italy  |  Piedmont

$9.95
$18.00
$18.00

2012 Barolo “Vigna Lazzairasco”

Guido Porro  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Barolo

$47.00

2014 Dolcetto d’Alba “Vigna l'Pari”

Guido Porro  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Dolcetto d’Alba

$19.95

2016 Vino Rosso “Il Goccetto”

Tenuta La Pergola  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Monferrato Rosso

$12.00

2011 Barolo Riserva Bussia
“Cascina Dardi”

A. & G. Fantino  Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Barolo

$67.00

If you're looking for value, look where no one else is looking.

Inspiring Thirst, page 211

Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Site Credits

Design

Offset

Commerce

Figure

Photography