Even in the throws of summer, this full-bodied Barolo has been one of our top selling wines. Tenute Neirano is a small DOCG estate, and part of the company founded in 1911 by Antonio Sperone beginning with fortified wines and vermouth in a small cellar just outside of Turin. Sperone wanted to focus on high end wines in Piemonte in the 1980’s so the family purchased a 25 hectare property in the heart of Monforte d’Alba, a region famous for its compressed sandstone soils, crafting intense, structured wines with great power and longevity. It is there, in an ancient 17th century villa, that this fine Barolo is produced. It spent 3 years in large Slovenian oak barrels and 1 year in bottle before leaving the winery for export. The 4th generation of the family is now making the wine.
This wine has a red color with orange reflections, and a characteristic bouquet of dried fruit and black pepper. Full bodied and slightly tannic, with a violet taste, it has a long spicy finish. Serve at room temperature with Risotto, Ossobuco, and mature cheese.
A rich and powerful wine which is velvety on the palate with the distinct bouquet with classic aromas of rose petals and tar and high levels of plummy fruit. Before release Neirano Barolo spends three years in large oak ‘botti’ and a further period in bottle to allow the tannins to soften and the wine to develop.
Attractive, fine, floral perfume here with a neat array of spice-dusted red fruit. The palate has a very approachable and fleshy feel with a wide arc of fine, chalky tannins. Try from 2022. JS 92