Ferdinando Principiano Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba 2015
The cellar of Ferdinand Principiano is located in Monforte d’Alba, the heart of the Langhe. Established by his grandfather, later run by his father who cultivated the vineyards to sell the grapes, the estate was handed down to Ferdinand in 1993. In 2003 Ferdinand beings to understand his strong bond with his land, its vines and its wines and begins to move his production to a more ancestral method. Shifting his focus to organics in the vineyard and minimal use of additions in the cellar to give what he feels is more authenticity to the wines he produces. The resulting drop is something to behold, a true expression of the territory. Expect power and finesse, firm tannins with rhubarb, spice and red fruit. Decant to maximise enjoyment now or cellar for upwards of 10 years for further reward.
Risotto with Porcini for magic.