Bel Colle is a traditional maker based in Verduno (Barolo). Their wines are clean and precise, they practice sustainable viticulture, followed by manual harvesting, soft pressing of the grapes, balanced macerations: each phase has the objective of bringing the balance and the harmony of the grapes obtained in the vineyard into the glass intact.
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Barolo villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on a southern exposure in calcareous clay soils, at a density of about 5,000 plants per hectare.
A blend of Verduno, La Morra and Novello grapes. Red cherry, almond, roses, spice. It’s fresh, quite pretty, all the red fruits and perfume, but with some grunt to go, fine chalky tannin offering grip, a juicy finish with some ‘mineral’ acidity, and a fine long, almost succulent finish. Excellent potential here too, though you can get into it now. Tasted: Mar 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $110; Closure: Diam; Drink: 2021-2032+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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