Why we love it
Made only in the best vintages, when the Nebbiolo grapes are at their best, from the oldest vines in the Cru Fossati vineyard in the La Morra area, in the town of Barolo in a very limited quantity, this Barolo Riserva is aged for at least 5 years in the winery’s cellar before being released. The result is a very complex wine, that can be put aside in the cellar and forgotten or drunk now, after plenty of decanting.
This Barolo Riserva has a rich, overwhelming, nose, with violet and black fruit hints. In the mouth is silky, full, balanced with firm tannins, amazing.
Perfect to accompany roasted meat or games or just to be sipped over very matured 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.