San Silvestro Barolo 2005
The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piedmontese Doc and Docg red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles within a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano, and carried forward through four generations. Over the years the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of “Cantine San Silvestro” is sold throughout Italy and abroad. This splendid Barolo is smooth with sweet fruit and balanced tannins. This is a very approachable style of Barolo with spices and dried flowers on the nose; smooth and mouth-filling, with sweet tannins and a great structure. Serve this beauty with game, braised veal, stewed meat, grilled fillet and meat, mature cheeses.
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The Sartirano family's wine business was founded in 1871, but it was only in the 1950's that they started to develop the domestic market outside Piemonte, selling their wines in 54L barrels. In 1970 the family decided to bottle its wines and installed its first bottling line. Business prospered and in 1976 a new winery was built and the company was renamed Cantina San Silvestro. Continuing this expansion, in 2001 the family purchased 8 hectares of land in the middle of the Barolo region where they have built a new 5,000 square metre winery with modern vinification and increased storage facilities. In the 1990's the export market soared and today export sales now account for 60% of San Silvestro's total production. San Silvestro produce great quality, classic and keenly priced Piemontese wines from their own grapes as well as working with long term contract growers from the Langhe area and other prime areas of Piemonte. Grapes: &nbs...
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