Barolo DOCG Sottocastello di Novello 2017 (Nebbiolo) 6 x 75cl
This Barolo is produced with grapes from the single plot, the Sottocastello di Novello in the homonymous village within the Barolo DOCG district. Their lush quality is encapsulated in a bold, compact, ruby red colour with garnet highlights tending to orange, heralding the wine’s great ageing potential in the bottle. Its intense, expansive bouquet shows jam, prunes and cherries in alcohol, along with the spicy aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and tar. The roundness of its flavour shows in great structure and a long and warm aromatic finish, with intriguing tannins completely filling the mouth.
About the brand
The story of the Piazzo winery began in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, a small outlying district of the town of Alba, in the 1960s. Two newly-weds, Armando Piazzo and Gemma Veglia, decided together to carry on their family traditions by investing in a special terroir – the Langhe – which at the time was not yet renowned for its premium foods and wines. Their foresight then led them to invest in the varietal which today produces some of the most highly-prized wines in the world: Nebbiolo.
When their daughter Marina and her husband Franco joined Armando and Gemma in the business, they fell in love with this wonderful and with their enthusiasm improvements were made that culminated in 1985 with the release of their first Barolo: Along with the cellar’s reputation, the estate also grew in size. Today the vineyards extend over more than 70 hectares (170 acres), mostly located near the winery itself, but some in other municipalities: Mango, Neviglie, Guarene and Novello.
In 2007 the running of the estate was handed over once-and-for-all to Marina, and she and Franco set out to follow in her parents’ footsteps. Shortly afterwards, their sons Simone and Marco also joined the business after completing their studies at the “Umberto I” wine high school in Alba, and they began to add innovative ideas and techniques to the experience of the preceding generations.