Barolo “Perno” Riserva, Elio Sandri (2014) - Piemonte
Grape : Nebbiolo.
Perched atop some of the highest hills in the region in a community east of Barolo, in the hamlet of Monforte d’Alba, resides Cascina Disa Elio Sandri. Every part of Sandri’s winemaking is slow and gentle, allowing for very low levels of sulphur and no other additions. The results are exquisite, ultra-traditional terroir-driven wines of unbridled elegance and poise with a seemingly endless lifespan. The 2012 Barolo Riserva Perno Vigna Disa brings together power with a good bit of aromatic lift, a combination that works beautifully in a super-expressive, heady Barolo that has so much to offer. Vibrant mineral notes play off the dark fruit in this dense, packed Barolo taken from the southernmost portion of Sandri's Disa vineyard. Chocolate, leather and black cherry resonate on the layered, inviting finish.
Food Pairing: Red meat, steak, stew.