Barbaresco, Villa Casetta, 2005
Extremely refined red. Sleek and very well-crafted. Fascinating aromas of walnut plums and crushed berries. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. This is built for ageing and is wonderfully harmonious. Goes on for ever on the palate. A glorious wine.
- Buy 2 for £19.50 each and save 17%
Villa Casetta is located in Vezza d’Alba, at the heart of the Roero area, a region with the finest wine-making history where excellent red and white wines have always been produced. The Casetta family has been living here since 1725, growing vines and producing fine wines using age old family traditions. The estates 40ha estate is set in a magic paradise of hills with strong soil and a dry climate. Thanks to the vision of Ernesto Casetta, whose life has been the guiding spirit behind this company, its wines are now renowned the world over.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.5%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Medium to full bodied|
The Piedmont (or Piemonte) wine region is Italy’s largest – the thick fogs of the region known as nebbia, giving rise to Piedmont’s signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Found in the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the difficult grape produces some truly spectacular wines when handled correctly. Piedmont is more than a one trick pony though, and other red grapes fare particularly well in the region, notably Barbera and Dolcetto. Cortese is the main white grape of the region and goes into the wonderfully floral and finessed Gavi wines.