LANGHE NEBBIOLO

2020 Barale Fratelli

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Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 14%

In the glass this wine is almost Pinot Noir-like in its delicate cherry colour, however that’s where the similarities end. The nose is classic Nebbiolo, all rose petals, damson and leather – it’s just so pretty. The palate belies its lightness of colour, pliable tannins surrounding a lively red fruit core. It’s joyful yet serious. A delicious wine and lots of fun. L&S (Apr 2022)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

Barale Fratelli

Barale traces its roots all the way back to 1870 when Barolo appeared on the scene in the Langhe, promoted by the Marchesi Falletti and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour.

Francesco Barale, great-grandfather of the current owner, was among the pioneers in the production of Barolo. Today Sergio Barale and daughters Eleonora and Gloria carry on the old family tradition. The nineteenth-century manor house in the historic center of Barolo is the administrative and commercial headquarters of the company. Nearby are the historic underground cellars, where new technology has been introduced in accordance with traditional rules. The vinification and aging processes adopted are aimed at producing balanced wines in which the characteristics of the grape variety and region of origin prevail.

NEBBIOLO Mixed Case

Nebbiolo must be one of the world's great grape varieties, but it rarely thrives with any virtue outside of its native Piedmont. It is, of course, the variety behind the great wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, but there are other Nebbiolos at less lofty prices that offer that signature combination of big-boned tannin and structure and delicate violet and tar fruit.

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