A Barbaresco from Nieve by
L ' Autore, The Author
100% Nebbiolo, aged in Allier oak casks for at least 2 years.
The grapes come from a 5-acre, 65-year-old vineyard on the hillsides outside of Neive. Once the fruit is brought into the cellar, the wine ferments in stainless steel tanks and then ages for 2 full years in very old giant French oak barrels. The outcome is an excellent example of traditional Nebbiolo fruit with big aromas of violet, bark, spice, and cherry. The finish is beautifully long with lingering notes of cherry, leather, coffee, and chocolate. Decant in order to enjoy the full richness of this wine. This is one of the finest examples of robust Barbaresco with a lot of class but doesn’t necessarily adhere to the ‘feminine’ side of its reputation, as it has a lot of grip and texture behind it.