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A Short Guide to Wine from Barolo

Posted on February 24 2016

Where it is made: Langhe Hills, Piemonte, Northwest Italy. 

Grape: Nebbiolo

Great Producers: Gaja, Conterno, Schavino, Azalea.

What to Expect: Barolo will give a perfumed wine high in tannins and acid with a great ability to age. It will not be opaque and will have a paler ruby or garnet colour, with a nose consisting of violets, cherry, tar, rose petals and liquorice.

Wines from "Barolo" or "La Morra" produce softer, fruiter and more perfumed wines, whereas those from "Serralunga d'Alba", "Castiglione Falletto" and "Monforte d'Alba" produced more structured, tannic wines that mature more slowly.

Eat it with: Ragu and tomato based dishes, rich red meat dishes and dishes with truffles in - which are from the area.


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