Marrone Barolo Pichemej, Piedmont, Italy

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Mature ruby red colour. The nose offers some wood, dry spices, fresh red fruit, cherry liqueur and tar. The palate is fairly dense, with a youthful texture, a tannic bite, red fruit, good grip and length, deserving another few years of ageing. Best with strong and rich food, meat, game , strong cheeses.

A blend of territories: Monforte d’Alba which has clayey marls with a high percentage of sand and La Morra with tortonian soil and more compact calcareous marl soil mixed with sand, rich in magnesium and manganese resulting in more perfumed, gentle, softer wines. The softness of La Morra is blended with the potent tannins, structure and full body of Monforte. The latter is more laydown/wait and has extreme longevity, it is full richness in the mouth.