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.