Cantina Francone

Francone Barolo DOCG 2015 | Nebbiolo | Silver Medal

(2 customer reviews)

£34.95

21 in stock

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

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: we recommend keeping it until 2022, but will continue to improve for 12-20 years.

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: Harvested by hand in the 2nd half of October. The wine undergoes traditional fermentation and maceration for 14 to 16 days, with frequent punching down and pumping over. After 30 months ageing in French oak barrels, it is matured in bottles for at least 6 months more.

Ageing: The wine is at its best from 4 to 12 years after harvest, although the vintage can age well for a very long time beyond 12 years.

Analytical data

Vintage: 2015

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo

ABV: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour with orange-red reflections due to ageing.

On the nose, complex and intense aroma with fruity and spicy tones reminiscent of cloves; notes of liquorice, leather and dog rose becoming more apparent with ageing. Embracing and full palate with noticeable but fine tannins.

Wild rose flower

Wild rose

Cloves spice

Cloves

Liquorice

Liquorice

Ranking & Awards

Decanter Silver Award (91 Points)

Food Pairing

The Barolo DOCG is a perfect match for egg & pasta dishes, game, roasted and braised meat, or old-ripened cheese.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Francone Barolo DOCG 2015 | Nebbiolo | 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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