This is a very good, a typical Barbera D’Alba, a fresh, medium bodied red wine with aromas of ripe fruit and scents of vanilla on the nose, a very balanced palate, soft, elegant and nice acidity. This Barbera d’Alba is made from grapes grown in vineyards located on the hills of the town of Barolo
The artisan who made it
Pietro Balocco decided to start bottling his own wine, the family had been growing and selling grapes for more than a century, only recently and now Federico, the young and talented son/wine maker, has decided to take the Collina San Ponzio winery where it really belongs, amongst the top Piedmont producers. Their Nebbiolo vineyards used in the production of the Barolo, are located in La Morra, one of the best areas for Barolo, but also grow other Piedmont native grapes such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Roero and Favorita that then bottle.