2016 Sobrero Barolo Ciabot Tanasio
2016 Sobrero Barolo Ciabot Tanasio Earthy aromas of tilled soil, game and tobacco lead the way to a delicious 2016 wine. The tight palate presents sour cherry, dried sage and orange zest alongside youthfully austere tannins.
Azienda Vitivinicola Sobrero
The winery was founded in 1940 in Castiglione Falletto, in the small farmhouse of Ciabot Tanasio: the founders are Francesco and Teresa Sobrero, the parents of Pier Franco, the current owner. The bond of this family with the world of wine, however, is much older: even if they have not always been winemakers, the Sobreros have been direct growers of vineyards for centuries, starting from the time when their ancestor decided not to return. in his native Spain and settled on these gentle hills, an ancient domain of the small but glorious Marquisate of Saluzzo.
If you want to discover the adventures of these “Spanish peasants” you just have to explore the timeline below: you will see that the fundamental stages in the history of the company always coincide with the history of his family. And now… have a good trip!Nebbiolo is the grape variety behind the top-quality red wines of Piedmont, northwestern Italy, the most notable of which are Barolo and Barbaresco. The most searched-for Nebbiolo wine on our database is currently Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva.
Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent – often described as “tar and roses”. A less obvious characteristic, visible only over time, is their tendency to lose color. Within just a few years of vintage, most Nebbiolo wines begin fading from deep, violet-tinged ruby to a beautiful brick orange.
Nebbiolo is the quintessential Piedmontese wine grape – the dominant variety in five of the region’s DOCGs and numerous DOCs (see Italian Wine Labels). Even its name evokes the region’s foothills on cool autumn mornings, when the valleys and vineyards lie hidden under a ghostly blanket of nebbia (fog). The name is very apt for this late-ripening variety, which is harvested later in the year than Piedmont’s other key varieties (Barbera and particularly Dolcetto), in foggy, wintry weather conditions.
Powerful, intense Barolo is the most famous and prestigious Nebbiolo-based wine, but it is increasingly rivaled by the slightly more elegant and perfumed wines from Barbaresco to the northeast, which rose to prominence in the late 20th Century.