Barolo Premium Tasting Case

Barolo Premium Tasting Case

Barolo Premium Tasting Case
AVG 94 94 - Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2014
94 - Ca Viola Barolo Sottocastello Di Novello 2013
94 - Elio Altare Barolo 2015
94 - Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012
93 - Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2015
93 - Scarpa Tettimorra Barolo 2012
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Scarpa Tettimorra Barolo 2012

Scarpa Tettimorra Barolo 2012

Scarpa Tettimorra Barolo 2012
€ 54.12 QTY:1

Scarpa Tettimorra Barolo 2012

Year: 2012
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Winery: Scarpa
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 93 2012 - 8Wines - 93
2010 - Jancis Robinson - 17
8W 93
QTY:1 € 54.12
Description
Drink now through to 2030. Decant 2 hours before serving.

This sensational Barolo opens with seductive notes of rose petals, gunpowder, and crushed dark berries, while the first sip reveals firm tannins, a bold structure, and complex layers of ripe fruit, leather, and earthy notes. The Tettimorra is perfectly suited to extended cellar ageing and will continue to develop over the next decade or so. If you prefer to drink it now, it will show beautifully alongside a hearty meal of braised meat or game, or with aged cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano.

The Scarpa estate has a noble reputation in Piemonte and has been producing wine in the Monferrato hills since 1854. In the 1960s it was purchased by Mario Pesce who has preserved traditional local winemaking techniques while introducing a modern, outward-facing approach to business.

The estate’s Tettimorra Barolo is a textbook example of classic Nebbiolo which is aged for extended periods in large casks. The fruit is sourced from Scarpa’s prime Tettimorra vineyard and fermented in large wooden vats. The new wine is then aged in 2000 to 10,000 litre casks for four years followed by several years of bottle ageing before release. This produces a remarkably elegant and complex wine which should be decanted before drinking.

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012
€ 43.60 QTY:1

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012

Year: 2012
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 94 2012 - Antonio Galloni - 92
2012 - Wine Enthusiast - 94
2012 - Jancis Robinson - 17
2012 - 8Wines - 94
2011 - Wine Enthusiast - 94
2011 - Antonio Galloni - 93
2010 - Wine Enthusiast - 94
AG 92
WE 94
JR 17/20
8W 94
QTY:1 € 43.60
Description
Drink now through to 2030. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The gorgeous hilltop town of Verduno where Fratelli Alessandria is based was once the heartland of the Barolo wine region where the very first modern-style Barolo wines were made. These days the commune is enjoying a revival thanks to the passion and commitment to local families like the Alessandrias who have been making wine here since the estate was founded in 1870.

Today the estate is in the capable hands of Gian Battista, Alessandro and Alessandro’s son, Vittore, who seek to express the authentic character of Barolo through their elegant, expressive wines which capture the complexity of the local terroir. Their Barolo is made with top quality grapes from five different plots in Verduno as well as a small proportion of fruit from Monforte d’Alba.

The relatively high elevation of these vineyards helps to craft grapes with abundant freshness and aromatic complexity. In the winery the must is fermented with wild yeasts and the young wines are aged in large used Slavonian and French oak casks for three years. This produces a remarkably elegant Barolo with intense aromas of dark cherries, baking spice and dried Mediterranean herbs. On the palate there is a distinctive freshness, medium body and fine tannins which make this an excellent option for extended cellar ageing.

Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2015

Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2015

Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2015
€ 83.60 QTY:1

Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2015

Year: 2015
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Winery: Gaja
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 93 2015 - 8Wines - 93
2014 - 8Wines - 92
2013 - 8Wines - 92
2012 - 8Wines - 92
2010 - 8Wines - 92
2010 - Jancis Robinson - 17
2006 - Gilbert & Gaillard - 94
8W 93
QTY:1 € 83.60
Description
Ideally drink now through to 2035. Decant 2 hours.

An intense red in colour, the nose shows floral notes but with ripe red and black fruit, herbs, spice and even a hint of liquorice. Flavours of ripe fruit, spice and vanilla with hints of tobacco and leather. The silky tannins are well integrated and balanced with high alcohol and great acidity. This leads to a long, lingering finish with a hint of spice at the end.

A fantastic match for rich beef stews, steak, venison, rich cheese and game.

The winemaking process starts with hand harvested grapes that enables them to arrive at the winery in the best possible condition. Fermented in temperature controlled steel vats for 3 weeks, the wine is then aged initially in oak barriques for 12 months followed by a further 12 months in large oak vats.

The name of this wine comes from the family from which the vineyards were acquired. The family name was Gromis and the name DaGromis translates to "at home with the Gromis family". The Nebbiolo grapes from which DaGromis is made come from two very old vineyards in Serralunga and La Morra. The vineyards are south east and south west facing and are almost 1000 ft and 1500ft above sea level. The result of this is high levels of sunshine that ripens the grapes but with the cooling effects of the altitude, and combined with the clay and marl soil, the wine that is produced is classic Barolo.

Elio Altare Barolo 2015

Elio Altare Barolo 2015

Elio Altare Barolo 2015
€ 66.45 QTY:1

Elio Altare Barolo 2015

Year: 2015
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Winery: Elio Altare
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 94 2015 - Robert Parker - 93
2015 - 8Wines - 94
2014 - Robert Parker - 92
2013 - Robert Parker - 93
2012 - Wine Spectator - 93
2011 - Jancis Robinson - 17
2010 - Wine Spectator - 93
2009 - Wine Spectator - 93
RP 93
8W 94
QTY:1 € 66.45
Description
Drink now through to 2032. Decant 1 hour before serving.

This charming Barolo from Elio Altare is crafted from top quality Nebbiolo grapes from the communes of La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba, and Barolo. The grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts and the young wine is then aged in French oak barrels for 24 months before it is bottled.

On the nose there are generous aromas of raspberries, black cherries and cassis along with hints of dried herbs, rose petals and liquorice. The first sip reveals a rich, smooth texture and full body which is complemented by the intense dark fruit flavours and touches of sweet baking spice from the oak ageing. The firm tannins and well-developed structure make this an excellent contender for cellar ageing and it will continue to evolve and develop over the next six to eight years.

The Elio Altare estate is a modest family-run winery with a reputation for producing excellent Piedmontese wines in a thoroughly modern style. In 1948 the family purchased a farm in La Morra which formed the foundation for the estate, but it wasn’t until Elio Altare was inspired by his travels to Burgundy in the 1970s that the property began to make a name for itself. Today the estate is run by Elio’s daughter, Silvia, who continues the family tradition in her own way.

Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2014

Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2014

Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2014
€ 75.84 QTY:1

Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2014

Year: 2014
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Winery: Azelia
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 94 2014 - 8Wines - 94
2013 - Antonio Galloni - 95
2013 - Robert Parker - 94
2013 - James Suckling - 94
2013 - Wine Spectator - 93
2012 - Jancis Robinson - 17
2012 - Wine Enthusiast - 94
2011 - Wine Spectator - 93
8W 94
QTY:1 € 75.84
Description
Drink now through to 2038. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The Azelia story began in 1920 when Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino decided to start making wine from his family’s vineyards in the prized Barolo heartland of Castiglione Falletto. Before long his son, Alfonso, began bottling the estate’s wine and shortly afterwards Azelia wines were exported for the first time. Today the estate is under the visionary leadership of Luigi Scavino who has worked tirelessly to transform Azelia into one of Barolo’s most sought-after producers.

To ensure the estate produces the best quality wines possible the vineyards are worked by hand and are farmed organically. In the winery Luigi insists on only using a light touch of oak with wines typically aged in large oak botti or used oak barrels. The single vineyard San Rocco Barolo is one of the estate’s finest which very small quantities produced each year from the 55 year old Nebbiolo vines in the 1.5 hectare Serralunga d'Alba vineyard.

On the nose there is an explosion of spice, liquorice and dark fruit which transform on the palate into intense black cherry, ripe plum, and dried Mediterranean herb flavours. The body is generous and full with firm tannins and a bright streak of freshness which bring balance to this powerful Barolo. The well-developed structure and long finish make this a great match for red meats, but it will also continue to develop and evolve in the cellar over the next decades.

Ca Viola Barolo Sottocastello Di Novello 2013

Ca Viola Barolo Sottocastello Di Novello 2013

Ca Viola Barolo Sottocastello Di Novello 2013
€ 62.59 QTY:1

Ca Viola Barolo Sottocastello Di Novello 2013

Year: 2013
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14%
Varietal: Barolo
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Winery: Ca Viola
Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
AVG 94 2013 - 8Wines - 94
2013 - Gambero Rosso - 3
2013 - James Suckling - 94
2012 - James Suckling - 93
2012 - 8Wines - 94
2012 - Falstaff - 96
2011 - Wine Spectator - 93
2010 - James Suckling - 94
GR 3/3
8W 94
JS 94
QTY:1 € 62.59
Description
Ideally drink now to 2031. Decant 90 minutes-3 hours, best served at 16°C

The dark red hue of this Barolo is underpinned by a near opaqueness in its clarity. The aroma explodes with a full bouquet of fresh cut violets, perfumed with vanilla and rose petal potpourri. Floral notes combine with bright red fruit of strawberries and plum, red raspberry and sour cherry. Rounding out the explosive aroma are earthy tones of clay and woods, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. The complexity does not stop at the nose! The palate carries on with ample fine tannins, powerful in body, with good tart cranberry acidity. Layers of red fruit, over cedar planks and oiled leather, with a nice graphite like stony finish. All of these flavors come together in beautiful balance in this exceptional Barolo.

This is a wonderful food wine! Pair with beef short ribs and creamy polenta, alongside herb rubbed lamb chops and truffled risotto, or with duck confit and roasted potatoes.

This high quality Barolo comes from the estate of enologist Beppe Ca’Viola, who has consulted for many large labels, and was named Enologist of the Year in 2002. Always valuing the terroir, the fruit, and the component of human touch on the making of wine, Beppe has accomplished this most flavorful Barolo, grown on the south facing, chalky soils outside of Novello. 30 days of maceration, fermentation with indigenous yeast, and three years in large casks, and the result is a wine that will continue to please long into the future.
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