Why we love it
The Nebbiolo is the grape behind some of the most important red wines from Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, but it is also a wine. Nebbiolo is grown almost everywhere in Piedmont so is the wine widely available. The Nebbiolo from our friends at Collina San Ponzio comes from vineyards planted in the town or Barolo and has a beautiful nose with floral hints and in palate is full, with an evident tannin that soften with the years.
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.