Paolo Veglio is as dedicated and hard working as any producer you'll come across in Piedmont. You're more likely to find him on a tractor patrolling his vines in the Roccalini vineyard than anywhere else in the world. He has been a fixture of the Piemonte landscape since he started working the land at 14 years old. Although his family have been grape growers in Barbaresco for a very long time, they were selling their grapes to their more famous neighbors like Giacosa before Paolo began making wine with the help of his mother in 2004. Thisandnbsp;Barbaresco Roccalini is Nebbiolo that whispers quietly of the soul of the Langhe. You hear of the most pure expressions of the grape being marked by their representation of tar andamp; roses, and this wine shows both qualities in spades and in perfect harmony. Like the wines of Domaine Simon Bize in Burgundy that we treasure so much, it is a shining example of refined rusticity. He's the only producer to make a single vineyard Roccalini, so it's an especially unique wine. It's so expressive and balanced that it's great fun to drink now with a decant but it's going to be frighteningly delicious with another 5-10+ years in the bottle.
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.