Why we love it
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
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.