Nebbiolo is the powerful red variety used in Barolo and Barbaresco, though just outside these regions those using the grape can use the Langhe DOC. This wine from Il Falchetto however has many of the qualities of its illustrious neighbours but without the price tag.
Deep colour with attractive, scented aromas of red berries, balsamic and spice and floral hints. On the palate the wine is complex and mouthfilling with a lovely rich texture balanced by fine ripe tannins. This has lovely elegance and sophistication, balancing fruit and power.
This is a wine to enjoy with food, particularly red meats and game. It is drinking well now or can be cellared for 4-5 years
Tenuta Il Falchetto
We are delighted to be offering the wines of Il Falchetto, from Santo Stefano Belbo in Piemonte. The estate is east of Alba close to the border of the Langhe and Monferrato regions. It is owned by the Forno family, whose long history here began in the mid-1600’s. For the last four generations they have been a family of winegrowers and winemakers, devoted to the vine and to wine. Pietro Forno began producing Moscato in 1940 and at the end of the 70s Pietro passed the reins to his children Natalino and Luigi, who renewed the cellar and invested in new equipment. They worked hard improving and honing techniques, always with the maximum respect for tradition and their land.
Today the Il Falchetto Estate is proudly managed by brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano Forno and includes vineyards in both Cuneo and Asti provinces, in which nine different varieties are cultivated, though the focus and highlight is their world class Barbera. The philosophy is to produce only top quality wines that respect and express the very best that each individual vineyard can produce.
For more details of this beautiful estate visist: www.ilfalchetto.com/en/
Prices shown include VAT. VAT at the current rate and delivery if applicable will be added at the checkout.
- Next day delivery
- No minimum order
- Pick up from cellar
- Vintage 2019
- Closure Cork
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14.50%
- In Cellar Yes