Bel Colle Simposio Barolo 2015 - Piedmont
Bottle size: 750ml
We expected this wine to be good. In short it is not though - it is great. Despite the warmth of vintage there is a freshness about this wine and it's red fruited to the core.
It has the typical structure and tannin profile of the 2015 Barolo vintage but atypical red fruit notes. There's a kirsch like red fruit succulence that's waived away by excellent acidity and a wall of firm but pleasing tannins.
It showed exceptionally well when put aside the 2013 edition at a recent tasting. The structure suggests very long term ageing potential.
A natural amphitheatre exposed south-westerly, to the classic afternoon sun, where the particular microclimate exhalts the production of a Barolo wine which is very fragranced and delicate with a balanced body and with soft tannins.
Borgo Castagni is a synonym of Bel Colle, in fact the wine cellar stands in this locality which joins both Verduno and La Morra. They are household vineyards where the vegetative production is controlled and monitored daily by Belle Colle from pruning to gathering. It is exposed towards west-southwest and wines produced on calcareous-clay land with gypsum veining have an olfactory component which is unique for its intensity and persistence joined with an excellent colouring intensity.
We practice sustainable winemaking, with manual harvesting, slow pressing of the grape cluster and balanced maceration. Each phase has the aim of storing and transmitting, in whole, the balance and the harmony of the grapes into the bottle all the way to the glass.
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