Azienda Michele Reverdito Barolo Castagni - Piedmont

Italy

£29.50

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REGION: Piedmont, Italy

VARIETIES: Nebbiolo

ALCOHOL: 14%

VITICULTURE: Conventional

YEAR: 2013

INFO:
One of the great Italian wine-making regions, the Piedmont has long been associated with huge, age-worthy wines in the style of the best of Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Bordeaux in France. This is still both true, and yet changing: most wines from this region need time (a lot of it) to soften and become more approachable. Michele Reverdito's first vintage was in 2000: until that year, his father had always sold his grapes to neighbours – he considered himself a farmer and not a winemaker. He vastly changed the production too: gone were the small French barrels which imparted all that oak, and in were much larger "tonneau" and stainless steel to focus on the fruit.

7 WORD WINE REVIEW:

Velvety smooth, yet surprisingly fresh and approachable.

SKU: 10919 TAG: Rich and complex