Barolo Wines Region

Barolo the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings! The wine Barolo is named after eponymous town in the region of Piedmont. The wine Barolo is grown only in approve areas of Piedmont and only in approved vineyard sites in the approved areas. These Italian wines are always made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, which are never irrigated. The crop must be limited, and the finished product must be aged in for 38 months for the regular Barolo and 62 months for Riserva - of that time, 18 months must be in oak. Barolo is noted to age a long time.

Barolo Wines Taste & Body

Barolo is a powerful wine. Barolos tend to be rich, deeply concentrated full bodied wines with pronounced tannins and acidity. The wines are almost always lightly colored varying from ruby to garnet in their youth to more brick and orange hues as they age. Like Pinot noir, these Italian wines are never opaque, and carry the potential for a wide range of complex and exotic aromas with tar and roses being common notes. Other aromas associated with Barolos include camphor, chocolate, dried fruit, damsons, eucalyptus, leather, licorice, mint, mulberries, plum, spice, strawberries, tobacco, white truffles as well as dried and fresh herbs.

The Tannins of Barolo

The tannins of the wine add texture and serve to balance Barolo's moderate to high alcohol levels (Minimum 13% but most often above 15% ABV). A big, powerful tannic wine, Barolo needs to be matched with foods of similar weight. Paired with light dishes low in protein, such as steamed vegetables, a Barolo will overwhelm the food. In Piedmont, the wines are often paired with meat dishes, heavy pastas and rich risottos, the tannins bind to the food proteins and come across as softer.

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  1. Barolo 2013 Fratelli Ferrero

    Barolo 2013 Fratelli Ferrero


    This wine is from Ferrero's Gattera vineyard and Luciani Vineyards. It the past it was labeled Gattera and Lucciani new rules do not allow two vineyards on the label therefore no Vineyard is on the label. The Vineyard is on a hillside in back of their home in LaMorra A great quality to price ratio! Learn More
  2. Barolo DOCG 2013, Three Vineyards, by Ascheri 92 Pts JS

    Barolo DOCG 2013, Three Vineyards, by Ascheri 92 Pts JS

    Reg. Price: $45.00

    Now: $34.99

    This is a beautiful expression of the 2013 vintage in Barolo and that vintages is turning out to be one of the best. The wine is balanced, full of classic aromatics and flavors yet showing enough character and complexity in a drink now wine that would satisfy most Barolo lovers and still show flavors that are reminiscent of bygone decades. This Ascheri is elegant yest powerful. This is what i expect for the great winemaker, Matteo Ascheri! Learn More
  3. Barolo Gattera 2013 DOCG Fratelli Ferrero

    Barolo Gattera 2013 DOCG Fratelli Ferrero


    This wine is excellent! We are the only USA importer. Only 8,000 bottles made per year. The Gattera Barolo is traditionally made in large oak casks to give it light oak and showcase the Nebbiolo grape. Learn More
  4. Barolo Manzoni Bricco  2011 DOCG Fratelli Ferrero

    Barolo Manzoni Bricco 2011 DOCG Fratelli Ferrero


    This is a big and powerful wine that will age for decades. Only 2,700 bottles made per year. Learn More
  5. Barolo, 2010 Pisapola by Ascheri, 93 Pts W/E

    Barolo, 2010 Pisapola by Ascheri, 93 Pts W/E

    Reg. Price: $50.00

    Now: $45.00

    Elegant Modern Barolo with intense garnet red color Etheral Boquet of violet and speice. Its velvety and greatly persistent, 24 months is large oak,10 months in steel, 9 months in bottle Wine Enthusiast 93 Points Price $60 Underbrush, truffle, leather, tobacco and dark cherry aromas lead the nose on this bottling from Serralunga, home to the most structured Barolos. The palate delivers crushed black cherry, black pepper, clove and a medley of herbs supported by brisk acidity and a tannic spine. Drink after 2020. — K.O. (10/1/2014) Learn More

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