Vineyard: La Morra
Production: 4,000 bottles
Barolo produced here is best described as “warm-hearted”. Michele’s Barolo Ascheri comes from the classic chalky soils of La Morra about 250 meters up the steep hillside, inter-planted with several types of grasses and beans to aid biodiversity and soil structure. The resulting wine has an enticing nose of flowers, ripe strawberries and dark cherries, and a good mouthful of plummy ripe elegant fruit. This deceptively mid-weight Barolo has a ton to offer.
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.
95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. A knockout at its price point. Enjoyable now, with the addition of Merlot increasing the suppleness of the fruit and palate. Delicate aromatics of red fruits, underbrush, truffles, violet petals, and spices spring from the glass. Sleek and polished, with some mocha and gentle herbal notes adding to the palate.
Collemattoni is Certied Organic
Vineyard: Serralunga d’Alba
Production: 6,000 bottles
This vineyard is characterized by its considerable altitude, which brings noteable freshness to the Nebbiolo grown here. Bardarina is especially powerful in this vintage. Intense black and blue fruit, leather, licorice, smoke and spices meld together for incredibly dense and complex wine backed up by considerable structure. This is a wonderfully complete Barolo that will reveal its greatness in time.
A superb single-vineyard Ciró Rosso made from 100% Gaglioppo grown in sandy clay soils, fermented in stainless steel and aged in concrete for a year. It has an enticing nose of red fruits, orange peel, scrub-brush, baking spices, and a deeper, cherry kirsch sweetness.