2016 Cascina Ballarin Barolo Tre Ciabot
2016 Cascina Ballarin Barolo Tre Ciabot Ruby red colour of medium intensity with orange reflections, rich and elegant floral bouquet of rose and violet. Fine palate, lightly tannic, persistent and spicy. Suitable for moderate ageing.
Barolo is a delicious red wine from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. It is made strictly from Nebbiolo grapes. Aromatic with rich tannins and characteristics of old oak, these wines are considered by most to be some Italy’s finest. Traditionally a wine enjoyed by gentry, Barolo grows in the region’s finest plots of soil.
This wine is robust with evident notes of red flowers on the nose. The palate will enjoy significant acid and strong, long, earthy finish. These wines collect well, although consult a specialist to get a hold of of the best vintages.
Pair this food with big and flavorful pastas, or proteins – steak and well-spiced veal. Avoid under seasoned vegetables, leafy greens, or seafood.
The Nebbiolo grape does not travel well and is high maintenance, which is why it has never thrived quite as well elsewhere as on the Piemontese slopes. Like its top contender, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo takes kindly to its terroir, thus displaying the subtleties of its environment.
Ballarin has been the family nickname for generations. In 1928, our great-grandfather and grandfather, after working for several years as farmers in another farm, began to build their house, cellar, stable and barn. For many years, the company activities were centred on the cultivation of fruit, grapes, cereals, hazelnuts, raising cattle and producing wine. Our transformation and specialization in viticulture began 25 years ago. Today at Cascina Ballarin we grow grapes in our own vineyards in La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Novello and produce wine in our own cellar.