San Silvestro Barolo Patres 2016
Winner Platinum Medal In Decanter Wine Awards 2020 and scored 97/100
Cantine San Silvestro is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piemontese DOC and DOCG red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles with a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato regions. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano and carried forward through four generations. Over the years the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of "Cantine San Silvestro" is sold throughout Italy and abroad.
Crushing and destemming; fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 28-30C; maceration on the skins for 12 days, with daily pumping of the must over the cap. Natural malolactic fermentation takes place in the Spring following the harvest. The wine is aged for 3 years, 2 of which are spent in large oak barrels and 1 year in tank, followed by six months in bottle prior to release
Spices and dried flowers on the nose; smooth and mouth-filling with firm but integrated tannins. Savoury and traditionally styled Barolo.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
This top-end Barolo has the intensity to accompany rich, red meat dishes, game and flavoursome stews. Wonderful with wild boar, venison, pheasant or guineafowl in a truffle sauce. Also accompanies mature, strong cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Vecchio, mature Cheddar and blue cheeses.
Gold (DWWA 2011)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Piedmont / Barolo DOCG