Socre Barbaresco 2013 75cl
Matured, loads of gentle red fruit, a long, easy style of wine with ripe blackberries, cherries and hints of woody herbs.
Socré was founded in 1869 by the great-granfather of the current owners. The name, Socré, means "clog" in Piedmontese, and already existed for the farm from the previous owner. The company has always been wine-oriented, but from 1958 Benedetto Piacentino (father and grandfather of the current owners) started a major organisational change by redesigning the vineyard and increasing the quanitity of Nebbiolo that was grown, keeping a small portion to be specifically used for making wine for the family.
From 1990 the company underwent a new expansion, with new vineyards in Cisterna d'Asti and Alba, developing the wine-growing family tradition in Langhe and Roero, under supervision of current owners: father Marco Piacentino with his wife Rosella, and sons Giulio and Lorenzo. Further to this, following the building of a new cellar in 2012, all grapes from all vineyards in the estate are now crushed under the same roof.
Barbaresco is a relatively small municipality and it is characterised by scattered houses and tiny hamlets, with a medieval tower as its landmark.
Country: Italy | Region: Barolo, Piedmont | Alcohol: 14% | Grapes: Nebbiolo | Family Producer