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Barbaresco DOCG Fratěn 2017

91

RP

88

WE

4

B

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Piazzo Comm. Armando
Vintage: 2017
Location: Piedmont, Alba (CN)
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£ 38.00 £ 27.40 -28%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 36.53/lt.)
cod. 01165

Warm, dry, tannic and structured

What: Elegant Nebbiolo from the "Fratěn" hillside
Why: Between modernity and tradition
Perfect with: Game dishes

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
AWARDED AWARDED

Barbaresco DOCG Fratěn 2017

Piazzo Comm. Armando
Vintage: 2017
Location: Piedmont, Alba (CN)

91

Robert Parker

88

Wine enthusiast

4

Bibenda


£ 38.00 £ 27.40 -28%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 36.53/lt.)
cod. 01165

Warm, dry, tannic and structured

What: Elegant Nebbiolo from the "Fratěn" hillside
Why: Between modernity and tradition
Perfect with: Game dishes

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Barbaresco DOCG Fratěn 2017 - Piazzo Comm. Armando

Those who love Barolo and Barbaresco are not satisfied with drinking a good red wine. Rather, they like to appreciate the different nuances that a unique territory such as the Langa can bring to the wines produced there. This is the case with this Barbaresco proposed by Piazzo Comm. Armando. Fratìn, in fact, is a special territory. A hill kissed by the sun and one of the most suitable areas for the cultivation of the noble Nebbiolo. Its curious name derives from an old community of monks who once lived in a convent on its summit. The grapes from this vineyard are vinified separately, to give life to a wine with intense, complex characters and great structure. Modernist in concept, this Barbaresco evolves for at least 9 months in barriques, followed by another period of refinement in bottles in the beautiful underground cellars. Deep and compact ruby red, it has reflections that hint at garnet hue. The nose is intense and complex. Fruity hints of jam, dried plums and raspberry can be perceived. But what is most surprising is the unmistakable note of violet typical of this vine, accompanied by more evolved scents of spices, among which cinnamon and green pepper stand out. In the mouth it is warm and dry, tannic and structured. A fabulous wine for ageing, it already goes well with main courses of game such as guinea fowl and wild boar, as well as with medium and mature cheeses.

The valorisation of Nebbiolo and its ageing potential is one of the founding objectives of the Piazzo family's Alba estate. Something that might seem obvious today but which at the time, in the 1960s, turned out to be a very important intuition. These were the times, in fact, when Nebbiolo was preferred to other more sought-after and therefore more profitable varieties. The cultivated farms are located in different areas of the Langhe and Roero, with vineyards ranging from Barbaresco to Barolo, including the most typical varieties of the area. Over the years, under the guidance first of the founder Armando and his wife Gemma, then of his daughter Marina and her husband Franco, and finally of his grandchildren Simone and Marco, the Piazzo Comm. Armando winery has made respect for the territory, the diffusion of Piedmontese culture and the continuous search for improvement its true cornerstones. The result is wines with a strong territorial character that have not struggled to achieve excellent results on all markets around the world.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeStill Dry white wine DOCG
  • Location Piedmont
  • Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
  • Sensations Colour: Intense ruby red with reflections tending towards garnet. Bouquet: intense and complex, with fruity notes of jam and dried plums, floral hints of violets, vinous and spicy hints that tend towards ethereal over the years. Taste: dry and warm, tannic, with great structure and long aromatic persistence.
  • Vinification Pressing of the grapes, fermentation and maceration in steel tanks. The wine evolves for at least 9 months in barriques, followed by several months in bottles lying in underground cellars.
  • Alcoholic strength 14.5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18 grades
  • GlassGran Balon / Borgogna
  • When to drink it Ageing wine
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Marly
  • Exposure and altitude South
  • Breeding method Guyot
  • Planting density 4500
PRODUCTION NOTES
  • Producted in Italy

  • Originally bottled by Piazzo Comm. Armando - Alba - Italy

Awarded
  • Veronelli 90
  • Robert Parker 91

    The Piazzo Comm. Armando 2017 Barbaresco offers an upfront and open bouquet that immediately pulls you in thanks to a compelling presentation of dark fruit, spice and crushed black pepper. The wine's appearance is lean to medium-bodied, and the mouthfeel is quite delicate and graceful, pushed forward by silky tannins and balanced freshness. There is a little extra grip to the tannins in this hot vintage that saw concentrated fruit, but it's well managed overall. A hefty 40,000 bottles were made.

  • Wine Enthusiast 88

    Underbrush, new leather and ripe black-skinned-berry aromas form the nose. On the medium-bodied palate, dusty drying tannins accompany dried cherry and star anise before a rather abrupt, drying close. KERIN O’KEEFE

  • Bibenda Present in the guide!

    4 Grappoli

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