Negretti Barolo 2016
(beams of soft light)
(hum of angels)
(air around you crackles with electricity)
IT IS ‘16 BAROLO. The greatest vintage in many a winemaker's lifetime, wines we will talk of for a century. NEGRETTI’S badass Barolo is HERE. Woooooooooooooooo hoooooo!
94 POINTS. OVER 50% OFF. A dream come true. Cue the angels, here we go!!!
Now, you know how great brothers Ezio and Massimo Negretti’s wines are. We have been serving them up for years -- so to have the drop-dead awesome ‘16s finally in...anyway, as you might remember, the brothers own prime stretches of vineyard in Roddi, La Morra and Monforte, and make powerful, classically-styled, ageable wines from their winery near La Morra.
As with most Barolo from great vintages, it’s BIG. If you open one soon, DECANT IT. Nebbiolo LOVES air. The bottle we opened this morning is already done, so we just popped another for later. Expect to be rocked backwards, however, by the gorgeous nose of rose, orange pekoe tea leaf, clove, plum, sweet cherries and more and more and more as it breathes and opens. Bright and packed with flavor in your mouth, with more cocoa nibs, dried flowers, tea...crazy long finish. So lightweight but so crammed with goodness. Will last for YEARS in your cellar, too, if you so choose. Whatever you do, do it quick, the rest of the planet is catching on and we don’t have much! While it lasts!
A passpartout for elegant and mature symposis. Union of a land that has a great charm, Dedicated to those who wisely control impatience.
Tasting Notes: A team play.
A balanced complexity
between red and black fruits,
winter cherry and white flesh,
spicy notes and face powder.
This is the nose of this Barolo,
which was born from
the encounter of the different
Cru of the property.
Intriguing and fresh
in the mouth, it can guides
the tasting among its elegant
tannins and mineral flavour
with a great style
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Vineyard: Bricco Ambrogio - Roddi, vineyards of the 1950s. Rive- La Morra, vineyards of the 1980s
Aging/Cooperage: 6 months in French oak and 18 months in Austrian Oak
About The Producer
We make emotions.
Or, if you prefer, Barolo, Nebbiolo,
Barbera and Chardonnay.
Wine is not just a simply job to
us. It’s a beautiful love story born
at the beginning of last century
between our grand-grandparents,
Anin and Minot, than continued
by Adriana, called Dadà and Giovanni,
Followed by our parents: Maurizio
and Graziella. Ending to our generation.
Uncorking this story, you will turn
the pages of our passion to discover
ancient and noble traditions with a touch
of unavoidable modernity.
Proud of our background, we use what
technology gives us, consciously knowing
how important is the hand that drives it.
Pairs well with Lamb and game meats.
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