Barolo, also called king of wine or wine of the kings in Italy, is an appellation coming from the region of Piedmont in the north of Italy.Its name is simply drawn from that of the municipality of Barolo. Langhe valley, between the southern plains and the foothills of the Italian Alps Barolo is what is called a DOCG (Denomination, of Controlled Origin and Guarantee) since 1980, which must meet many criteria of quality and limitation The Barolo is made from only one Nebbiolo grape variety, representative of the region.The wines of Barolo have many similarities with the appellations of Burgundy, the communals being here also the most famous.
This appellation covers only a few hectares who make it a wine so special. Barolo wines are aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels. They are very tannic wines during their youth, they must be kept at least 5 years to acquire sweetness and taste. This aging is necessary to create the complexity and bring the nose of truffle, chocolate and violet which they demonstrate thereafter. Hazelnut is also very present in the flavors of this wine, do not forget that it is also the region of production of the famous Nutella. It is a wine of pleasure, with unique aromas and flavors, recognized and praised by critics around the world. Major producers such as the famous Elio Altare or the rising star of Piedmont Luigi Pira offer Barolo expressing the best characters of this exceptional terroir.
The Barolo is a star wine, which totally seduced us at 12Bouteilles.com, that’s why we are now offering the best Barolo in our selection of Italian wines.
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- Italy - Red Wine
The Barolo Serralunga 2012 from winemaker Luigi Pira, is a jewel whose value is absolutely extraordinary for a Barolo! This red wine comes from a DOCG (Domain of Controlled Origin and Guarantee), the highest Italian qualification in wine. The name Serralunga is one of the most famous and sought-after local appellations of Barolo whose other producers are...18/20Parker 91Wine Spectator 93
- Italy - Red Wine
The Barolo by Elio Altare, giant among the giants of Barolo. The king of Italian wines produced by the Piedmont winemaker is simply exceptional! It is besides the opinion of the famous critic Parker which gives him the note of 92/100 for this vintage! It is a DOCG wine (Domaine d'Origine Contrôlée et Garantie), the highest quality existing in Italian...18,5/20Parker 92