Full Review

Collina San Ponzio

Collina San Ponzio
2017 Fossati, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85
Cellar Selection

Collina San Ponzio
2017 Fossati, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of molasses cake, raisins, fragrant lime, tar, magnolia, and sandalwood with a tannic, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish displaying suggestions of leather with light oak flavor. A complex and distinctive Barolo that offers nuance and power now but will surely deliver more with cellaring.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: molasses cake, raisins, fragrant lime, tar, magnolia, and sandalwood
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and distinctive Barolo that offers nuance and power now but will surely deliver even more later.

The Producer

Azienda Agricola Collina San Ponzio

The Producer
Barolo, 12060
Italy
39 -0173 77 63 15

Piedmont Barolo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barolo, known as "the king of wines, the wine of kings", is one of the greatest red wines in the world. It is produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape from eleven communes in the province of Cuneo in Italy's Piedmont region. One of those communes is Barolo itself, for which the wine is named.

Barolo is an extremely long-lived wine due to its structure- the wine is made from the oldest and best situated vineyards - as well as the tannins from the Nebbiolo grape. Forty or fifty years is not unreasonable for a Barolo from the best producers in the finest vintages, but even a lighter Barolo drinks well for ten to twelve years.

Barolo has famously been described as having flavors of tar and roses; this is often true. There are also flavors of dried cherry or wild strawberry along with notes of cedar, orange peel and sage. Older Barolos take on a balsamic note.

Pair these wines with rich red meats, roasts and aged cheeses.