Tre Donne Barolo
Ruby with an amber edge. Blackberry, with prune and fresh flowers on the nose. Offers expansive cranberry, cedar, and pomegranate aromas, woodsmoke and tobacco, and a gracious three-act structure that finishes memorably. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a pleasing core of fruit on the finish. Approachable now, with soft tannins and beautifully bright fruit. Perfect with truffle soup, duck confit, or aged Italian cheese.
$90.00 / Bottle $1,080.00 / Case
Tre Donne winery is located on the top of a hill into the Langhe area (Piedmont-North/West Italy), where Barolo and Barbaresco wines born and find their maximum quality. This estate is near to the historical center of Neive, known as "the town of the 4 docs", thanks to the best crus of Nebbiolo (Barbaresco), Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato d'Asti.
The Lequio family started to grow vines on this soil since 1850 and expanded its properties also into the Barolo, Roero and Gavi di Gavi areas, just to have a complete selection of fine piedmontese wines. Today the three sisters (Rosanna-Daniela-Antonella) with the help of husbands (Piernicola, Mauro, Gianni) and four employees continue this oenological tradition. The brand Tre Donne (Three women) is dedicated to the 3 sisters, the last generation of winemakers.
This Barolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo. Fermentation was for 10-12 days, remaining in small tanks until malolactic fermentation was complete. The wine was aged for 3 years in in 50% French oak and 50% Slavonian oak. 20% new, 80% second and third passage. The wine then matured in the bottle for 6-8 months. Only 700 cases made!