(Cordero di Montezemolo)
The Montezemolo family is one of Piedmont’s oldest noble families. Although they deserve enormous credit for their wines, their name is also closely associated with the famous "Scuderia Ferrari".
The work in both the vineyards and the winery is meticulous, resulting in creations which exemplify the fusion of traditional processes with the modern techniques of the new school. Their wines are among Italy’s finest. They can age almost as well as some of the traditional wines from the classic producers. With fabulous aromas and style, their wines are easier to drink than many, even when young.
Beautiful ruby-garnet hue of medium intensity.
Quite intense and open with aromas of black cherries, flowers and dried herbs. Spicy backdrop of cinnamon and leather from the oak. Earthy tar aromas.
Rich and refined on the palate. Notes of blackberries and liquorice. Impeccable balance thanks to its excellent, silky tannins and good acidity, promising a long life.
This Barolo comes from Villero, an exceptional, vineyard producing wines of great richness, located in the Castiglione Falletto area, the smallest district area among Barolo's major production areas. The vineyard is fully south-facing, at an altitude of around 300 metres, with soil types dominated by clays with alluvial sediments of silt and sand. As a good Barolo should, it illustrates the austere and aristocratic nature of these perfectly. It boasts a full bouquet and great complexity, and is remarkable for its fine breeding and impeccable balance of fruity (blackberries, cherries) and spicy flavours. It will continue to age wonderfully well for many years to come.
Enjoy it with a loin of venison in red wine sauce, served with chestnut purée.
Glass by RIEDEL, GRAPE collection, PINOT/NEBBIOLO model.