Barolo 2012 Fratelli Ponte

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  • Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Barolo 2012 Fratelli Ponte
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Produced from Nebbiolo grapes from the estate vineyards in La Morra, this decadent Barolo goes through two years ageing in small and the larger oak barrels to produce a richly fruited wine, with benchmark Barolo aromas of roses and sweet tobacco. The palate is dense but velvety, with notes of blackberries, savoury spice and smooth, structured tannins. Enjoy with beef, game meats or dare we say, white truffle...

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Finely tuned and perfectly polished, this is a classic Barolo for a special occasion.
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Piemonte

Grape

Nebbiolo

Country

Italy

Style

Full Bodied

Vintage

2012

Food Match

Beef, Game Meats

£25.50
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The Producer

This family-owned winemaking business was established shortly after the Second World War when Carlo Ponte began growing and producing Barbera in the village of San Damiano d’Asti. The wine-making tradition was passed down to his son Giuseppe in 1968, with a new cellar in Frazione Gorzano and the creation of Fratelli Ponte Vini. Giuseppe rapidly increased the vineyard holding and range of wines before passing over the reins to his sons Massimo, Ivan and Renato who are involved in every step of the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.

The Winemaker

Winemaking is overseen by brothers Ivan and Renato in the modern, custom-built winery, with vinification in stainless steel and the red wines undergoing oak ageing in small and medium sized barrels and the Moscato is fermented to just 5.5% abv in tank before being cold stabilised to -4C before being bottled - keeping the sweetness with a light fizz.

The Region

The 20 hectares of Ponte vineyards are situated around the villages of San Damiano d' Asti, Canale d’Alba and Calosso d’ Asti, south-west of the town of Asti in Piedmont. The clue is in the name here as Piedmont means the 'foot of the mountains' - the Alps to be precise - and the region enjoys a warm climate with low rainfall thanks to the proximity of the Alps to the north and the Apennines to the south. These rolling hills are home to more DOCG wines (the highest quality level of Italian wines), than anywhere else in Italy, not to mention the birthplace of the Slow Food movement.

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