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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  • Barbera

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

  • Arneis

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

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Barolo

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  • Cambria Winery

    Santa Barbara County is a quiet sanctuary of golden hills and well-groomed vineyards located t...

  • Brovia

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

  • Fratelli Serio and Battista Borgogno

    Horizons divided by towers and castle, breathking landscapes with sinuous hills split into square...

  • Renato Ratti

    Half way up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley, along the first spurs of the neatly alig...

  • Boroli

    Cascina Bompè The history of this magical place is interesting: the Celts who inhabited the ar...

  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli

    The company was founded in 1870, when our grandfather, Giovanni, left Diano d'Alba and walked to ...

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Barolo on Snooth

  • Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2010

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  • Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Nei Cannubi 2010

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    Classic on the nose with a bit of sweet cassia bark, carob, wild cherry in alcohol, bit of wood spice, and lots of camphor on the deep nose. Pretty powerful on entry, this shows lovely clarity and depth on the palate, rich with sour fruits, ripe tannins but lots of them, and emerging inner mouth aromatic complexity. The palate shows shades of he... Read More

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  • Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Nei Cannubi 2010

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  • Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2010

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    Tight and deep on the nose which is both very floral and very raw, bright with camphor and a hint of wood spice along with roses and red beryl fruit. Very cool and finely textured in the mouth, really a gorgeous texture so bright and fresh and light on the palate with slow to emerge red plum, wild cherry and spice flavors. The tannins start buil... Read More

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  • Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2010

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  • I do not work for Siduri, & this CPN line-up is available,, is hard not to share..http://www.siduri.com/wines/current-releases/  Read More

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  • Coming Soon to Barolo North Palm Beach. Siduri Pinot Noir 2012'sIf you are a Pinot Noir/ French Burgundy fan and live in Southeast Florida I invite you to enjoy these special Vineyard Specific and Vintage Specific California Pinot's from Siduri.As a wine consultant for Crown Wine and Spirits and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits before F&B Service I hav... Read More

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  • I should add that GregT (too modest to say it himself) is one of the foremost ... ... say, Aldo Conterno from Barolo, or Vieux Telegraphe from Chateauneuf, your job is probably easier than establishing a great product from Yeclas or Montsant.  You can do the homework and paperwork and bring in many containers full of great wine, but say it ge... Read More

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cerretta 2010

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    A bit smoky on the nose and with a hint of vanilla and lots of plums and red fruit over nuanced prosciutto, blueberry, lingonberry, and herbal background notes. After the rather spicy nose this shows lots of powerful, rich earthy, cherry fruit on the palate. the tannins are quite obvious, vying with the sweet fruit for ones attention on the pala... Read More

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cerretta 2010

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