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Why we love it

Barolo is considered the king of Italian wines and certainly is one of the most famous and important wine; it is a DOCG appellation named after a small town located in Piedmont made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the area.

Our Barolo, from the San Ponzio winery, is made with grapes grown in old vineyards in the La Morra commune, one of the most vocated area within the appellations, and it is a modern, yet, typical Barolo wine. Elegant, complex, aged for 24 months in big barrels, with the wood only used to help the Nebbiolo’s tannins to soften, this is a wine where the grape show what is capable of.

This is a Barolo with a complex nose, with floral and spicy notes, full in the mouth, balanced, with a lively acidity and soft tannins; to fully appreciate and enjoy the wine, it is recommended to let it oxygenate for at least a couple of hours in a decanter.

Barolo is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meat and game dishes or just to be sipped over some mature cheese, preferably Piedmont aged 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.

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