Marziano Abbona Barolo 2015
We have twice had the pleasure of tasting wine and speaking with Chiara Abbona, one of Marziano Abbona's two daughters, and the serious ambassador for her family's winery in Piedmont. Educated in winemaking from an early age both at home and at university, Chiara is an integral part of this thriving family business. In addition to our love and respect for what we taste inside each Abbona bottle, we are also drawn to the labels. Each Abbona label is designed by family friend, Gianni Galli, and features various species of birds found on the estate's vineyards. This bottle will look especially beautiful on your table or at your favorite BYO Italian restaurant.
An ode to the hills of Dogliani, Marziano Abbona is located in the village of San Luigi in the center of a natural amphitheater of hills, at its back is a large, man-made pond, behind which the Alpine mountains are outlined along the horizon on clear days. The winery rises up on the foundations of an ancient farmhouse and represents a dialogue between past and present, perfectly integrating the landscape with its ancient foundations. The old, brick-vaulted ceilings arch over the tasting room, while the modern winemaking and aging rooms are completely interred. It emerging sections are covered in grass and finished Langhe stone. The modern area of the building also has a tasting room, its floor constructed in wood from old wine barrels and lit by large windows that open up to the magnificent countryside.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Wine SpectatorA wide swath of plum, cherry, tar, licorice and underbrush flavors is punctuated by bracing acidity and stiff tannins. Hangs together nicely in the end, suggesting this should develop well. Best from 2023 through 2045.