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Barolo Riserva, Collina San Ponzio (75cl)

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Why we love it

This Barolo Riserva is only made in the best vintages and from the oldest vines in the Cru Fossati’s vineyard, in the La Morra area, and in very small quantity. The Nebbiolo grapes from the oldest vineyard are hand harvested and put in a small box, to avoid crashing them and starting the fermentation process, and taken straight to the winery where they are softly pressed.

The Barolo, to become Riserva is then aged for at least 5 years in the winery’s cellar before being released. The result is a very complex red wine that can be put aside in the cellar and forgotten for several more years or drunk now, after hours of decanting.

San Ponzio’s Barolo Riserva has a rich, overwhelming, nose, with violet and black fruit aromas; in the mouth is silky, full, balanced with firm tannins, amazing.

Barolo Riserva is a perfect wine to pair with roasted meat and game dishes or sip on its own or 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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