Barolo DOCG “Valante” 2017 (Nebbiolo) 6 x 75cl
The wine evolves for at least 18 months in big oak casks. Several months follow in bottles stored horizontally in underground cellars. Ruby red with garnet highlights Nose: red berry jam, nuts and cherries in alcohol, with spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and tar. Taste: warm and dry, with good structure, slinky tannins and a long aromatic finish. A mineral undercurrent on the aftertaste.
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.