Where in Italy is Barolo Wine Produced?
1569Barolo wines are produced within the DOCG boundaries of the Barolo region — within Piedmont in the northwest of Italy, sheltered by the Alps. The closest cities are Turin and Milan, and just nearby is Asti where the frothy, grapey muscat wines are made. Barolo is as serious as Asti is frivolous, ..
What is a Barolo wine and why is it so expensive and famous?
7094Barolo is the king of wines and the wine of kings. It’s expensive because it’s so damned good. My youngest son’s middle name is Barolo, that’s how good it is. And quite frankly it’s not very expensive at all compared to Bordeaux and Burgundy of the same quality. Barolo is the region ..
What Grapes Are Used to Make Wine in Rioja?
1467Rioja reds from Alaveza and Alta (sub-regions) are typically Tempranillo predominant blends, though there is an exciting trend for varietal Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Reds from Rioja Baja and Rosados (Spanish Rosé) tend to have more Garnacha, as it is warmer and the wines less expensive, Garnacha ..
What is the Rioja Wine Region Known For?
961Rioja was always known for dusty, old reds, long-aged in seasoned American oak barriques, and overtly vanillin, coconut, dill flavoured American oak aged non-aromatic whites. Both styles can be really compelling and delicious done well, and horrific done poorly. The origins of this style emerged when ..