Barolo DOCG for under $50? Unheard of? Well, you better believe it, because we have one right here and the wine is bloody delicious too. Made from Nebbiolo grapes, this magnificent red, known as “the king of wines and the wine of kings" is a showpiece of Piedmontese wine-making. A wine for big occasions, it charms and win over the palate with its power and body, leaving a lovely sensation of warmth.
The Piedmont wines of Sarotto have become quite the staple here at My Wine Guy, delivering absolutely insightful pleasure about the ways of Nebbiolo, all delivered at a price that beggars belief, and today we introduce the latest, and possibly, the best vintage of Sarotto's Barolo to date.
The 2015 vintage has been dubbed 'the best since 2010' according to James Suckling and a 'great vintage' by Decanter, so we offer this wine with the most open of arms. It's a silky, appoachable offering that showcases the work happening behind the scenes in Barolo to make wines of finesse and elegance. Raspberry, redcurrant and cherry dominate at this early stage, but once those powerful floral notes come in, it will be a beautiful wine.
Garnet red with orange highlights, it has an intense, ethereal, characteristic bouquet together with a full-bodied dry taste which is rich, smooth and well-balanced. A superior wine, at its very best with roasts and game.
Robero Sarotto estates is a family run company and has always been part of the wine world, with a strong belief in traditional values, but at the same time not afraid to take new ways. They can be considered "local pioneers" in the wine field, having lived and worked the land and making wine in the region in the region since the late 1700s. The family continued to make wine and the business underwent expansion from 1870 to 1930-40. During these years, the family specialised in the production of Dolcetto, exporting it in bulk in wooden barrels as far away as England in the early 1900's. The export market was lost with the war, and the vineyards were later decimated by phylloxera. From 1950 Luigi Giovanni's son, Angelo, continued working the vineyards, and new varieties, including Moscato, Freisa and Barbera, were planted, but the grapes were sold to dealers until the early 1980's, when Angelo's son, Roberto, graduated from the local wine-making school. Since 1991 all the grapes grown on the estates have been vinified in the winery, and the range of wines produced was extended in the same year with the purchasing of a 20 hectare farm in Barolo wine-growing area.
Gold Medal - Asia Wine Show 2019
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