Neirano Barolo 2015
Even in the throws of summer, this full-bodied Barolo was one of our top selling wines, and it kept on selling throughout the Fall. Tenute Neirano is a small DOCG estate, and part of the company founded in 1911 by Antonio Sperone beginning with fortified wines and vermouth in a small cellar just outside of Turin. Sperone wanted to focus on high end wines in Piemonte in the 1980's so the family purchased a 25 hectare property in the heart of Monforte d'Alba, a region famous for its compressed sandstone soils, crafting intense, structured wines with great power and longevity. It is there, in an ancient 17th century villa, that this fine Barolo is produced. It spent 3 years in large Slovenian oak barrels and 1 year in bottle before leaving the winery for export. The 4th generation of the family is now making the wine.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
James SucklingAttractive, fine, floral perfume here with a neat array of spice-dusted red fruit. The palate has a very approachable and fleshy feel with a wide arc of fine, chalky tannins. Try from 2022.