Barolo Wine

Barolo, a.k.a. “The king of wines, the wine of kings” is perhaps the most prestigious wine produced in Italy, in the Piedmont province. It’s based on the Nebbiolo grape, which is notoriously difficult to grow. In fact, the earliest Barolos (documented as far back as the 13th century) were produced in a sweeter style, with more residual sugar due to the winemakers’ lack of control over the cooler regional temperatures. The fermentation process would halt too early under the frigid conditions, and the lack of proper yeasts would bring up the alcohol and sugar content. But for centuries, everyone seemed to be OK with this. 

The name most likely derives from the Celts, who dwelled in the region in ancient times and referred to it as “bas reul,” low-lying place. In the Medieval age it was called Villa Barogly, and then by 1600, Barrolo or Barollo. Eventually the single “r” and “l” spelling came about, probably to avoid further argument. Speaking Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

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  • Brovia

    “In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more a...

  • Luigi Baudana

    Luigi and Fiorina Baudana have been cultivating since 1975 the 4.5 hectares of their ownership v...

  • Costa di Bussia

    Luigi Arnulfo has been one of the first manager of Alba in the oenological field. In 1874 he boug...

  • Terre da Vino

    The many guests who arrive at our winery every day cannot help but notice that they are literally...

  • Azienda Agricola Azelia di Luigi Scavino

    The Scavino family farm is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, where it was founded...

  • Fontanafredda

    Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating backto very ancient ...

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  • Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2013

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    Translucent ruby red. Leathery nose. Medium light bodied. Dried cherries with a touch of effervescence with a soft drying finish. This is great wine. Read More

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  • The thrill of the hunt is motivating.  I'm glad you're finding ... bargains Jack.I agree, that Barolo is better with age on it.  I've had some too early and they're actually awful.Here's a BC (Bordeaux blend) that Zuf and I shared on the weekend.  I brought it to his place.  He opened a similar, albeit superior one.  This is from Van Westen Vi... Read More

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  • Barolo Flori 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 in a pre-Christmas charity auction.Barola ... of which have plots in the Barolo area,and it spent three years in oak barrels.I started it last night with my chicken breast supper.It is a full bodied wine with plenty of a cherry and raspberry style fruit,a hint of pepper or spice and soft tannins. In short th... Read More

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  • Barolo Preda Sarmassa Virna 96js 2011

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    Rustic cherry juice in coloration and shows good clarity....perhaps needs ... ... make this juicy, flavorful Barolo a winner! Still has aging potential for a handful of years y Read More

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  • I don't know how Bruce got the wines. I know that we used to drop them off ... than the aged Bordeaux or Barolo or Rioja, but it was good enough that everyone was happy to drink it. And I wouldn't be ashamed to pour many of the BC wines in good company.But part of the fun is finding wines you haven't heard about forever. So we know that Napa c... Read More

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  • Holy cow.  That is weird!  I didn't think an octopus could do ... ... and raving about some Barolo or another.&nbs Read More

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  • Don't miss today's article on the wine of GB Burlotto! Some of my favorite from Piedmont, and always well priced. http://www.snooth.com/articles/winery-profiles/burlotto-in-2010/

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