Barolo, the ultimate expression of the Nebbiolo grape. Nothing else. - Coppo

Not everyone knows that Coppo, by virtue of its historicity, is among the very few wineries allowed to vinify Nebbiolo for Barolo outside its production area.

For this reason, although internationally known primarily for its Barberas such as Pomorosso and Riserva della Famiglia, for classic method sparkling wines, and for Monteriolo, a Piedmontese Chardonnay born from our passion for Burgundy, Coppo has always produced Barolo with a clear idea in mind.

Coppo’s Barolo

Coppo’s Barolo aims to express the utmost respect for the Nebbiolo grape, disregarding trends and not catering to the easiest demands of the market. Only the healthiest and ripest grapes are selected, harvested by hand in 20 kg crates. In the cellar, there is maceration with the skins through short and delicate pump-overs, followed by aging for 30 months in large French oak barrels, and then an additional 12 months in the bottle.

It is a Barolo that, far from wanting to be austere or difficult, is defined as traditional, balanced, elegant. Balance and expression of the grape and the territory express Coppo’s deepest belief. Starting from the use of wood, which does not allow easy concessions. “It’s our style,” is repeated in the cellar. Wood is a tool; we do not want it to become a protagonist of the wine.

Traditional Barolo indeed. On the nose, scents of violet, cherry, and licorice. On the palate, the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape and its different vintages.

The winemaker recommends waiting a year and – as good practice with Barolo – keeping a bottle to be consumed ten years after the vintage.
As for the occasion, no great efforts are needed. We are dealing with wines that, by their nature, can be protagonists at any time, even on their own.
If we think about a meal, considering the balance of Coppo’s Barolo, we can not only pair it with hearty and well-cooked main courses and meats (braised beef or lamb, veal stew) but also with some important first courses, with a more flavorful ragù.