Barolo, Villa Casetta, 2012
Aged in 100% new barriques and bottled with neither fining nor filtration, it is a full-bodied, rich structured garnet/ruby-coloured wine offering an emerging bouquet of rose petals cherries, leather, spice box and tobacco. Powerful concentrated pure dense and moderately tannic it is not as flashy and precocious as many of its peers but is unquestionably a classic.
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.||14.0%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Powerful|
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.