"under the radar" producer in Barolo, now on their 5th generation, the Porro's are understated, gracious and hold coveted plots in the limestone-heavy soils of Serralunga d’Alba, known for providing the most long-lived and full-bodied Barolo's.
The cantina overlooks Porro’s vineyards in the Lazzarito cru, a gorgeous amphitheater that faces south-southwest and offers the grapes full sun exposure and protection from the wind.
We went for the "entry-level" bottling of the estate because of it's delicious drinkability without even decanting.
sun-kissed cherries and rose, refreshing acidity, fine-knit tannins that won't rip your gums out (thank goodness)
region: piedmont, italy
farming & cellar: sustainable, .35 hectare vineyard is within the cru Lazzarito and faces SE, fermented for 20-25 days, aged for 6-7 months in 500L neutral tonneaux oak
pairing: piedmontese braised meats and roasted vegetables