2016 Seghesio Barolo
2016 Seghesio Barolo, Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker Notes; The 2016 Fratelli Seghesio Barolo comes from the Cru of Castelletto from the youngest part of the vineyard. It is aged in oak barrels to satisfy the most “classic” palates. Fine and elegant with a garnet red color and a floral and balsamic bouquet. It opens up with aromas of red fruits followed by licorice, mint, and flowers. In the mouth the tannins are gentle and balanced.This wine will pair tremendously with roast meat, game, aged cheese.
Critical Acclaim VVinous; An under the radar gem, the 2016 Barolo is a gorgeous wine and also a terrific value in high-end, artisan wine. Bright, translucent and super-expressive, the 2016 can be enjoyed now, although it will be even better in a few years’ time. Bright red berry fruit, blood orange, white pepper, mint, licorice and cinnamon give this super-classic Barolo so much appeal. Vibrant chalky, minerally notes are laced into the taut, nervy finish. Impressive.
Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d’Alba.
The steep slopes of Seghesio’s winery in Monforte d’Alba were not always carpeted in vines. It wasn’t until 1964 when Ettore Seghesio, a tenant farmer working the land, saved enough money to purchase the farm from its owners – and had the foresight to plant vineyards of Nebbiolo!