What is Nebbiolo? What are some noteworthy wine styles produced with this grape and in what regions?
2018Discover 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 ..
How many years does a quality Barolo need to age before it matures?
3806I 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?
3202I 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?
2151Barolo 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?
10303Barolo 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 ..