50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Cinsault
A deep ruby red. The nose dances with aromas of black cherries and blackberries, while the alluring palate sings with complex notes of balsam, spices, and wild blackberries. Suggestions of cocoa and mocha anchor the perfectly-balanced ending.
Vineyard: La Morra
Production: 6,000 bottles
Soil: Marl & Limestone
Castagni vineyard lies at an altitude of 370 to 450 metres above sea level. Given the near perfect vintage, the 2016 Castagni offers beautiful drinking now but will most certainly reward cellaring. Incredible value for money here in such a pricey and sought after vintage. Lots of typical dark morello cherry and forest fruit, sweet spice and leather with a more savoury, smoky finish and firm but rounded tannins. This is a remarkably harmonious young Barolo.
100% Bonicaire (an indigenous Spanish grape)
Fragrant red fruit aromas with hints of currant, ripe strawberries and orange zest. Fresh yet soft on the palate, with mouthwatering herbs tinged with a dash of spice.
The Nebbiolo that comes off this property is some of the best in La Morra. Even in challenging vintages the Monfalletto terroir yields Nebbiolo that is both powerful and supple. Insiders know that this is one of the best terroirs in Barolo.
95 Points, Robert Parker: "The house style prizes muscle and brawn in this vintage that lends itself handily to these qualities. Pressed cherry and blackberry cede to licorice, cured tobacco and iron ore."
94 Points, Wine Spectator: "A plump, cherry-, raspberry- and tar-flavored red, showing accents of mineral, tobacco and eucalyptus, with a swath of solid tannins guarding the finish. Balanced and long, this should come around soon."
94 Points, James Suckling: "Attractive aromas of black cherry with strawberry and hints of vanilla and cedar. Some sandalwood. Medium body. Ultra-fine tannins integrate beautifully into the wine. Plenty of fruit flavors and length. Juicy."
High quality herbs are carefully selected for this radiant ruby red vermouth. Fresh floral aromas tickle the nose, while a slight sweetness teases the palate. The end is persistent with a subtle, nuanced bitterness that will leave you wanting more.
Very low inventory. Max 1 bottle per order.
Syrah 40 %, Grenache 30 %, Carignan 30%
Lovely deep red colour, dark even. Black fruit nose, almost all black fruits: cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, cooked blueberry and damsons. Toasted spelt loaf aromas, Havana cigar and cocoa beans (crushed naturally). Full-bodied mouth-feel, firm and already nicely integrated despite the powerful tannins. Serve with risotto with porcini mushrooms.