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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Michele Chiarlo

    Our Philosophy is to produce wines whose characteristics faithfully represent that variety of pro...

  • Brovia

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

  • Costa di Bussia

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

  • Cascina Adelaide

    The good luck of living in the Langa obligates us to always give the best of ourselves. The love ...

  • Tantara Winery

    The growing season was moderate to cool with only a couple of hot spells in June. The biggest fac...

  • Cantina Terre Del Barolo

    The wine cellar “Lands of the Barolo“ The “Terre del Barolo“ winery ‘s distinguished range of pro...

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Barolo on Snooth

  • Kudos for being on top of the notes. In a big line-up I normally check out. Truly a memorable evening JD, thanks for sharing! Read More

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  • Glad you enjoyed gents, it was all really over the top. I suppose there is some head room there for even better wines down the road in life, but the food and set up was about as good as it gets. Al, for you and anyone scoring at home, I'd probably put most of the Burgundies between 93 - 96 points. With the Faiveley Beze tops, Jadot Musigny 2nd, ... Read More

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  • CONGRATULATIONS JONDERRY you now are a scholar member of Snooth White Burgundy and a Class A rated Dijon-file. -Your Snooth profile is updated with the Award and Merit. (funny?) - William Read More

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  • If you copy and paste the link you site it works.!  amazing job JonDerry and 1st class, pressure, 1000 Claps to you for the 1st class effort and summary for us.. Read More

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  • Sounds absolutely wonderful.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts and pics. Read More

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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... great anticipation for the Barolos, and for this 85' Super Rare 100% Brunate Riserva. However, I'm afraid I got lost in Barololand. Most of the wines carried an offputting (for me) iodine note, that I just don't enjoy. The 85' was better than the rest I think, bu... Read More

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  • Again "Oh what a night". Nice notes. Impressive.. www.youtube.com//watch?v=liyiT_DGREAMy Copy and Paste are not available now... Thanks Moderators of Snooth!  as I do type and try. Read More

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  • 2007 Batard ES is my choice. Nice young color in the pic.Unless it is an empty bottle? funny and I see the line.! Read More

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  • Well, tonight is the night. Prepping these babies for the long car ride over to DownTown. Read More

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  • Very impressive, I must agree.  It's nice to see the wine and food pairing pictures, along with your tasting notes. Read More

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