Diego E Damiano Barale, Nebbiolo, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy 2015
The first traces of the Barale family date back to 1600, and Francesco Barale began making wine in 1870. Fast-forward to 1985 when Diego and Damiano, only children, lost their father Carlo and inherited his land located in the villages of Barolo and Monforte d’Alba together with the “Aie Sottane” farmhouse, one of the oldest houses in the centre of Barolo. As young adults, Diego dedicated himself to the activity of winemaker and Damiano practiced as a cellarman in local companies. In 2012, they launched their first bottling.
Garnet red with orange hues, this Barolo has intense, rich fragrances of roses, licorice, and spices. On the palate it is complex and harmonious, with the right balance between fruit, tannin, and acidity.
The grapes used to produce this wine are selected from young and old vineyards. Manually harvested. Fermentation in stainless steel for 25 days at controlled temperature. Before transferring the wine to the aging area it undergoes malolactic fermentation. Maturation is in “tonneaux” for 24 months. No filtration or chemical stabilization before bottling. Bottle aged for at least 12 months.
Excellent with game, braised beef, seasoned cheeses, and all dishes served with white truffles.
Style: Big and Bold