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
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.