Barolo Tenuta Neirano 2016
£24.95 per bottle
Barolo is the classic red wine of Piedmont, produced from the best vineyards from the hills around the town of Barolo. This is a rich and powerful wine which is velvety on the palate with the distinct bouquet of roses, violets and tar. Before release Neirano Barolo spends three years in large oak ‘botti’ and a further period in bottle to allow the tannins to soften and the wine to develop.
A good accompaniment to red meat dishes, game and strongly flavoured cheeses.
The unique low alpine region of Piedmont (or Piemonte), which means `at the foot of the mountains`, is located in northwest Italy around the city of Turin. The region includes the small and prestige hillside wine towns of Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi, where a diverse variety of wine styles originate. Some of Italy`s most revered and expensive red wines come from the Nebbiolo grape, grown alongside Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Cortese.
Owned by the Sperone family, an ancient 17th century villa was built on top of a hill in Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, near Asti, in the heart of Monferrato, Piedmont. Tenute Neirano`s origins began when Antonio Sperone began making wine in 1911, and is now a wine-growing and wine-producing estate of great importance which combines rural tradition and modern technology. Among the white Piedmont classics of insuperable quality we find Gavi. The internationally awarded reds include Barolo and Barbera d’Asti superiore. The best-vintage red wines are aged in small barrels, located in underground cellars at controlled temperature. The company has been strengthened with the recent arrival of Francesca and Andrea Sperone, 4th generation of the family. With its 30 hectares of own vineyards, Tenute Neirano has become one of the finest Italian wine producers.