Grape(s): Nebbiolo 100%
Producer: Diego Morra
It would be hard to find a greater red-wine contrast to the Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec than this supremely elegant, fragrant and restrained Barolo from the fine 2016 vintage. It is a translucent pale garnet in colour, with refined, harmonious aromas of sweet confit fruits and dried flowers. On the tongue, it is silky, restrained, quiet, unshowy and classical: a stealthy, understated expression of these hills and their marl soils. Give it a little time, though, and you’ll find the warmth of the vintage articulated through the soft cathedral glow of the fruits, the roundness and lyricism of its acidity, and the aromatic savouriness of its finish. Quietly splendid.
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