Cantina Francone

Francone Barolo DOCG 2015 | Nebbiolo | Decanter Silver Medal

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UK exclusive. Rich & elegant Barolo with a limited run of 3,000 bottles. Decanter Silver Medal

Barolo DOCG is often described as Italy’s greatest red wine, and this Decanter Silver Medal winner is one of the best examples on the market today. It combines grapes from La Morra and Monforte, two of the five most prized cru-villages in Barolo DOCG. Grapes from La Morra bring richness and power, and this is balanced by Monforte’s elegance and freshness.

The Francone family has been producing Barbaresco and Barolo since 1958, and this 2015 edition is crafted by third-generation winemaker Fabrizio Francone.

This wine is a UK exclusive and – since 2015 was a very good year for Barolo – only a few bottles are left. Act fast if you want to get your hands on one.

Ageing potential: 20 years

Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Silver Medal | 90/100 pts by Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

Vintage

2015

ABV

14.5%

SKU: STR-NEB-IT-LMM-2015-01 Categories: , , ,
Description

About this wine

Vineyard: La Morra and Monforte, Piedmont, Italy.

Winemaking: The Nebbiolo grapes are harvested by hand in the second half of October. The wine then undergoes traditional fermentation and maceration for 14 to 16 days, with frequent punching down and pumping over. After 30 months of ageing in French oak barrels, it is matured in bottle for at least 6 months.

Ageing: The wine will be at its best from 4 to 12 years after harvest, and this vintage will age beautifully beyond that.

Analytical data

Vintage: 2015

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo

ABV: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet colour. Complex, well-integrated aromas of blackberry, dried raspberry, dried red cherry, cloves and cinnamon, underpinned by hints of leather, chocolate and dried wild rose petals. On the palate, this Barolo is dry and full-bodied, and with soft, rich tannins. It still has a high level of juicy acidity. It’s full of flavours of black and red fruits such as dried red and black berries, along with savoury spicy notes of cinnamon, chocolate and leather. It will continue to develop and open up in the bottle for a long time. Drink now or hold for another 10-15 years.

Blackberries

Blackberry

Cloves spice

Cloves

Liquorice

Liquorice

Ranking & Awards

Decanter Silver Award (91 Points)

Food Pairing

This Barolo DOCG wine is the perfect match for rich dishes such as game, roasted or braised meat. Try it with Bistecche alla Pizzaiola (Beef Filets with Tomato Sauce), Beef Roast Simmered In Red Wine (Brasato Al Barolo) or Meatballs with lemon and fennel – read our essential guide “Delicious dishes to pair with noble Italian reds: Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera” for a dinner inspiration!

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Francone Barolo DOCG 2015 | Nebbiolo | Decanter Silver Medal

  1. DCCool

    Bold and spicy, full of flavour such as rose, liquorice and cloves. Absolutely gorgeous! We enjoyed it with duck, complimented it very well indeed. Would recommend allowing it to breathe in a warmed room to drink at its best.

  2. Paul R

    Simply delicious!
    Can be served with food, but I found best enjoyed on its own. Beautifully smooth and easy drinking, will definitely be reordering.

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