Forward and inviting, with generous red cherry, sweet herb and dried rose aromas. Plenty of texture and lively red berry flavours that linger on the finish.
The fruit for this wine comes from the youngest vines, making it in essence a declassified Barbaresco.
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
CASE SIZE: 6
Delicate and floral. Dried red cherries, tobacco, sweet herbs and leather over a medium-bodied frame. Well-proportioned, with a lingering taste of red berry and mineral.
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
MATURATION: oak, bottle
CASE SIZE: 6
At only 3.5 hectares, Olek Bondonio’s Barbaresco estate is small, but it allows him to do everything on his own. His approach epitomises the saying that great wine is made in the vineyard. This is especially true when your holdings include part of Roncagliette, a steep, south-western amphitheatre of vines that is also home to Gaja’s Sorì Tilden and Costa Russi plots. Olek works organically, though without certification. Fermentations are spontaneous and carried out in concrete, with ageing for his top wines in Slavonian oak botti. His meticulous attention to detail shows in these generous, traditionally-framed wines that are a tribute to old Piemonte, and he has quickly become one of the darlings of Barbaresco. As production is small, we have only limited quantities of these exceptional wines.