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Bel Colle Barolo D.O.C.G. Simposio 2017


The best expression of the Piedmont region, this Nebbiolo is garnet-red in color, and shows an incredible variety of aromas due to the grape’s natural characteristics and long aging period. Velvety, with great structure and big tannins, that smooth out during the aging process. “Simposio” refers to a “meeting” (blending) of grapes from different vineyards close to the winery. Vineyards are all located in the west side of the Barolo area (Verduno, La Morra and Novello).

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in a number of Barolo villages, at 200 to 300 feet about sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on a southern exposure in calcareous clay soils. After harvesting, the grapes started fermentation and maceration in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place for 15 days, assuring good color and body. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 1,321 gallon (5,000-litre) French oak casks, then the wine spends 36 months in Slavonian oak casks of different size. 1,321/2,113/3,170 gallons (5000/8000/12000 liters) and then six months in bottles before shipping.

Serving Hints
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats, braised beef and pork, and matured cheese.

Producer: Bel Colle
Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.7 G/L
pH: 3.69

Press Highlights

2018: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2022
2017: 91 Pts - James Suckling, July 2021
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2021
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2021
2016: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2020
2016: 92 Pts - 'Best of Year Issue Buying Guide', Nov 2020
2016: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Focus: Barolo & Barbareso, Dec 2020
2016: 90 Pts - Decanter, Silver Medal 2020 World Wine Awards, Sept 2020
2015: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb 2020
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, July 2020
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2019
2015: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019

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