What is Barbaresco Wine and What Does it Taste Like?
1028Where is Barbaresco from and What are these wines made of? Barbaresco is an Italian wine region in the Northeast portion of Italy between Turin and Genoa. This wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes. They are aged for a minimum of 2 years — at least 1 of which is in oak. These wines tend […]
What is Montepulciano Wine? What Does it Taste Like?
1457The name derives from the small town of Montepulciano in the south east area of Tuscany. Similar to other Tuscan wines, the main grape used in the production of the wine is Sangiovese. The wines tend to be darker in color close to a brownish red, as the wine ages it begins to take on […]
What is Nebbiolo? What are some noteworthy wine styles produced with this grape and in what regions?
1380Discover Nebbiolo Wine Nebbiolo is a thin-skinned red grape, mostly known for, but not limited to its production in Piedmont, which is in Northwestern Italy. Its name is derived from the Italian word for fog, Nebbia. Generally speaking, Nebbiolo is known for its high tannin, high acidity and its aromas ..
What is Sangiovese? A little history and how it applies to Brunello Di Montalcino and Rosso Di Montepulciano
1971Sangiovese is a thin skinned red grape found mostly in central Italy known for its high acidity and medium tannins. This grape typically gives aromas of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries with a rustic and earthy component as well. Sangiovese’s name translates to “blood of Jove,” ..
How many years does a quality Barolo need to age before it matures?
2048I like at least 5 years of aging time, but a lot of that depends upon the producer and vintage. However, it’s not worth getting get too wrapped up in the timing thing. If the Barolo is from a good producer, I am up for seeing how it evolves in the glass even while it’s […]
What Barolo’s do you recommend drinking that aren’t outrageously expensive?
1077I think the Produttori del Barbaresco presents excellent value for Nebbiolo based wine from Piedmont. It is certainly one of the finest wine cooperatives in the world. I would also suggest looking for good producers of Lange Nebbiolo. This is often wine from Barolo (or Barbaresco) that for one reason ..
Where in Italy is Barolo Wine Produced?
1300Barolo 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?
5456Barolo 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 ..