Barolo "La Morra," Ciabot Berton
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Barolo "La Morra," Ciabot Berton - 2015

Item # 33148 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
La Morra
Producer
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

An 11 hectare estate located in the commune of La Morra a reputable area for Barolo that is accessible now as the clay soils create a Barolo of fruit, power and elegance all at once. This ages for 18 months in old oak and comes from younger vines.


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Staff Pick Notes

Barolo is a mix of pleasure and restraint, intriguing for its complexity and heartiness, and able to age for several decades. Mysterious because the scents and tastes of its evolution evade those who cannot resist opening a bottle now. It bears keeping in mind that there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine. If you appreciate the aroma of deeply scented red roses, forest air, and hints of cedar and cherry, then now is the time to decant this bottle. If you prefer the aromas of dried flower and leather and softened tannin, put a few bottles in the cellar. Perhaps for a decade or three. Pair with meaty pasta, aged cheese, mushrooms, and truffle.

- SS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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