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This week's selection : Deltetto Barolo Sistaglia 2006, a balanced, well-aged Barolo that's drinking great right now.
Every year the Deltetto family personally selects the best vineyards in the cru of La Morra, Monforte d'Alba for their Sistaglia bottling (which means 'staying at the top')
Standing on its own merit as the noblest grape in all of Italy, Nebbiolo takes center stage as the star performer in the coveted wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. The Deltetto family has been making the Sistaglia Barolo since the early 60's by selecting only their finest Nebbiolo for each release.
Look for intense aromas of plum, dried violets and roses, along with smoked meat. Cherry and blackberry flavors mingle with textbook Barolo notes of spice, tar and black licorice with good tannic balance.
Certain to bring even more enjoyment in the future this is a nicely polished, upscale wine at a fabulous price!
Normally Barolo of this quality level comes in around $40-50 per bottle, so having a quality cru wine with some bottle age on it (most Boroli in the market are 2009 vintage, and Nebbiolo needs some time to show its delicate side).
**** Decanter: "Vibrant bouquet of minerals, spice, lifted red and black fruit and savoury notes. Lovely ripe, uplifting, lush fruit with excellent balance and integration of oak. Classic in style."
92 points, Wine Enthusiast - ""There's a beautifully delicate nature to this wine that is evident in its pristine floral aromas and its feminine notes of raspberry and wild berry. Hints of smoke and tar appear at the end and the wine is tight and firm in the mouth. Don't worry about longevity; there's enough pulp and structure to guarantee a long aging future ahead."
regular Farmstead price of $39.99
now $29.99/btl (25% off )
through 3/31/2015, while supplies last.
$28.50 each for 6 bottles or
$27 for 12 (32.4% off!)
(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.)