What You Need to Know About Italian Red Wine, Barolo
If you’re a fan of red wine, you’ve probably heard of Barolo. This Italian red wine is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the nuances and flavor profiles that come from a well-crafted bottle. Let’s dive into the details of this delicious vintage and why it should be your go-to wine for many occasions.
What Is Barolo?
Barolo is a type of Italian red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the northwest region of Italy known as Piedmont. It is known for its full body and high tannin content that give it a strong but pleasant taste. The flavor profile can vary depending on where it was grown, with some regions producing wines with more fruit notes while others have an earthier or spicier taste.
The Aging Process
Barolo is aged for at least three years before being released—two years in oak barrels and one year in the bottle. To be labeled as “Riserva,” though, it must be aged for four years—three in oak barrels and one in the bottle. This aging process gives Barolo its signature depth and complexity that makes it so popular among red wine aficionados around the world.
Barolo pairs nicely with various dishes thanks to its robust flavor profile. It is often served as an accompaniment to cheese platters, roasted meats, mushrooms, truffles, and other rich flavors that can stand up to its boldness. With its high tannin content, it can also bring out subtle nuances in dishes like game meats or even steak tartare that would otherwise be missed if served with another type of red wine.
Whether you're new to red wines or are looking for something unique to try, Barolo should definitely be on your list and you'll definitely want to try our Barolo San Carolo 2016 from Dezzani. Or top quality Barolo Ascheri 2017 Reverdito or equally Barolo Monfalleto 2017 from Cordero di Montezemolo Estate. To see all these wines click HERE