Le Cecche Barolo 2014
BOOM! Saturday uber-favorite -- Le Cecche! Literally...we discovered this tiny family operation a few years ago and have been buying big ever since -- because you all love it as much as we do, as we’ve heard! Our direct import price is what seals the deal forever. You’ll pay 50-60% more anywhere else if you could ever even find it. Woo!
Le Cecche dates back to the 18th century and today makes Barolo in a classic style --- ethereally light on the palate, but absolutely insanely complex and long-lived. Feminine texture, beautiful nose and scents of spices, roses, black tea, truffles and bay leaves, lightly spicy and not heavy in any way, fresh finish....the only bummer is how MUCH we can get - not nearly enough!!
Beautiful Barolo that will also age gracefully for another decade if you wanted to hold it that long. But hurry...it will go fast…! Barolo! Yes!
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Aging/Cooperage: Temperature controlled steel tank, wood aging for 24 months in tonneaux and barriques, French oak, 30% new.
About The Producer
Le Cecche is a small hamlet of Diano d’Alba, one of the “11 comuni del Barolo” in Piedmont. With origins dating back to the 18th century, the hamlet consisted of tree small farms. Through marriages between the tree families, Le Cecche finished in the hands of the Marengo family for a long period. The last generation remained without heirs, and sold the property in 2001 to the actual owners, Jan De Bruyne, a Belgian MD and his Italian wife, Marchioness Paola Invrea.
After a thorough restoration of the buildings and the creation of a modern winery, new vineyards of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot were planted on the steep south and southwest facing slopes around the house. Also the old Dolcetto vineyard, dating back to the fifties was restored.
The consultant agriculturist is Gianpiero Romana and Piero Ballario is the consultant winemaker.
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