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Barolo, Collina San Ponzio (75)

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Vintage:
2013
Volume:
13.5
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75

Why we love it

Barolo is red wine named after a small town, for more information on the wine and how it is made read our Italian wine and grape guide and Barolo is often referred as the king of Italian wines and, whether it is the king or not, it certainly is one of the best and most famous Italian wines.

This Barolo is made with Nebbiolo grapes grown in old vineyards in the La Morra commune, one of the most vocated area of the Barolo appellations and it is 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, a wine where the Nebbiolo grapes show what are capable of.

This is a Barolo with a complex nose, with floral and spicy notes, full in the mouth, balanced, with a lively acidity and soft tannins. To fully enjoy this Barolo, it is recommended to let it breath for at least a couple of hours in need a decanter.

Barolo is the perfect wine to accompany roasted meat and game 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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