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Barolo, Collina San Ponzio (75)

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Why we love it

A Barolo made with Nebbiolo grapes grown in old vineyards in the La Morra commune, one of the most vocated area of the Barolo DOCG appellations, a modern and yet, typical Barolo wine. Elegant, complex, aged for 24 months in big barrels, with the wood only used to help the grape’s tannins to soften, this is a wine where the Nebbiolo grapes show what are capable of.

Barolo is a red wine named after a small town, check our Italian wine and grape guide to learn more about Barolo

Barolo, often referred and considered the king of Italian wines and, whether we agree or not, it certainly is one of the best and most famous Italian wines.

San Ponzio’s Barolo has a complex nose, with floral and spicy notes, full in the mouth, balanced, with a lively acidity and soft tannins. To fully enjoy the Barolo, it is recommended to let it oxygenate for at least a couple of hours in a decanter.

Barolo is the perfect wine to pair with roasted meat and game dishes or just to be sipped over some mature cheese, preferably Piedmont aged cheese.

The artisan who made it

Collina San Ponzio started a century ago, they had until Pietro Balocco, the third generation, took over, been selling their own wine and grape to some of the best Piedmont producers. Only with Pietro and now Federico is son, a very young and talented wine maker, have decided to bottle their own wines and are creating some of the most interesting Piedmont wines, clean, with a classic approach.

Their production is very limited, but their vineyards are scattered in some of the most vocated area, a lot of work for them, but great wines for us to enjoy. Their Nebbiolo vineyards used in the making of their Barolos, are located in La Morra, one of the best areas for Barolo. We love their wines and we love them, they are as passionate as we are.

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