Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo Barolo
Indulge in the legacy of Piedmont's distinguished viticulture with a bottle of the 2019 Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo Barolo. This wine is the epitome of the rich winemaking heritage upheld by the families of Sartirano, Levis, and Arnulfo, under the vigilant care of Paolo Sartirano. Nestled in the heart of the Barolo DOCG appellation, the Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo winery is a testament to the timeless allure of Piedmontese winemaking.
The 2019 Barolo unfolds the quintessence of Nebbiolo, the illustrious varietal behind Italy's top-quality red wines. A manual harvest ensures only the finest grapes are chosen, which are then meticulously fermented in stainless steel tanks at moderate temperatures. A 12-day maceration on the skins follows, enriching the wine with a robust body and intricate flavors. The wine then matures for 24 months in Slovenian oak casks, unfined and unfiltered, preserving the authentic essence of Nebbiolo and the terroir.
Nose: The nose is graced with a sophisticated bouquet of dried roses, cherries, and a hint of earthy truffles, an inviting prelude to the sensorial journey that lies ahead.
Palate: On the palate, the 2019 Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo Barolo unveils a rich tapestry of flavors, dominated by red berries, plums, and a touch of spicy licorice. The firm tannins and lively acidity orchestrate a harmonious balance, escorting a full-bodied, yet elegant texture that resonates with the rustic charm of Piedmont.
Finish: The finish is long and rewarding, with a graceful echo of fruity and floral notes intertwined with a subtle undertone of oak and earthiness, a poetic homage to the Barolo DOCG appellation.
The 2019 Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo Barolo, with its profound character and elegant structure, is a delightful companion to an array of culinary adventures. The wine's robust body and complex flavor profile make it an exemplary pairing with hearty Italian dishes like osso buco, wild mushroom risotto, or a classic beef lasagna. Its subtle floral notes also blend beautifully with the flavors of aged cheeses, making it a refined choice for a cheese and charcuterie board. Whether it's a formal dinner or a casual gathering, this Barolo is sure to elevate the dining experience to a memorable escapade through the enchanting landscapes of Piedmont.