Ellena Barolo Ascheri Riserva Magnum 2009
The Ascheri vineyard gives the perfume and elegance which is more in line with the Barolo commune.
It has a deep garnet colour.
A great value with ripe layers of dark fruit, cherry, Indian spice and dried rose petal. It puts all its cards out there for you to read but with a solid skeleton of structure and the skin of tight tannins. The mouthfeel is sweeping and wide and the finish is laden with lovely softness and ripe fruit.
Grapes from Ascheri vineyards. Yield is 1,6 tons per acre. Oak is 30 months in French barrique (40% new) and seasoned barrel.
Game, red meat, meat braised in the same wine and mature cheese.