Barolo varies from one producer to the next, but here you have a modern classic. Unlike some, Monsparone is made to be appreciated at around 10 years of age. With two years in barrel and a further seven in bottle, this wine is in its prime.
From prestigious Piedmont and made entirely from the noble Nebbiolo grape, Barolo is one of Italy's most acclaimed reds, and one that can age for a decade or more. Monsparone is the work of Bruno Cordero, born in Piedmont near the town of Alba. The Terre da Vino winery, where Bruno is in charge, draws on grapes from a number of dedicated local growers to ensure fabulous consistency from one vintage to the next. Monsparone Riserva is an opulent yet elegant wine, with a complex bouquet of spice, roses, liquorice and vanilla. Aged for a mandatory five years before release, the wine has firm, yet very smooth tannins to accentuate the full flavoured richness of a classic red. Best decanted and enjoyed with roast red meats, firm cheese and game.