Sarmassa faces south-east, on a gently sloping hillside. Here, although the surrounding area is geologically from the Tortonian period, the soil has typical characteristics of the soils of the Serravallian period: mainly calcareous and clay-based and very compact with noticeable stones present. This high presence of stones, associated with clay, limits the vegetation of the Nebbiolo vine and predisposes the vines to be promptly affected by climatic variations, favoring the perfect ripening of the bunches.
Barolo Sarmassa is characterised by its deep garnet red colour. Its nose is intense and has distinct traces of wild rose, vanilla, licorice and spices, as well as delicate pine resin and tobacco aromas. The taste is full and elegant, full-bodied with evident tannins. The pleasant spicy and woody notes blend perfectly. Barolo Sarmassa pairs well with traditional Langhe egg pasta, tajarin and meat-stuffed ravioli, as well as with roasts, stews, braised meats and game. It is also the ideal companion for goat’s milk and mild cheeses.
Bibenda – 4 Grappoli
Vinibuoni d’Italia – 4 Stelle
Veronelli – 3 Stelle Oro / 94 points
AIS – Guida Vitae – Quattro Viti
Civilta’Del Bere – WOW – Gold Medal
WineHunter – The WineHunter Award GOLD
James Suckling – 96 points
Italian Wine Report – 96 points
Wines Critic – 95 points
Gardini Notes – 93 points
Wine Enthusiast – 93 points
Robert Parker – 92 points
Falstaff – 92 points