Barolo

    A Final 2010 Barolo Visit: Burlotto

    …Burlotto – to give the estate its full name, Commendatore G. B. Burlotto – is a long-established Barolo producer that I have been late in coming to appreciate. For the last few years at Nebbiolo Prima (the annual blind tasting in Alba at which about 300 producers show their new releases to invited international wine […]…

    7 readers - By Tom's Wine Line

    Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda

    … We were guests of Palm Bay on this exciting journey through Italy. After four days of wandering Rome and Milan, we finally met up with the rest of the South Florida group as they arrived thirsty from their overnight flight from the states. A relaxing bus ride through the northern part of Italy landed us in Alba, within the region of Piedmont…

    10 readers - By Winehooch

    More Fine 2010 Barolo Visits: Paolo Scavino

    …It was very hard to find a bad wine, even a mediocre one, among the 2010 new releases that I tasted in Alba back in May, so that made my afternoon visits to individual producers (the blind-tasting sessions ran all morning) very pleasurable indeed. One that I particularly enjoyed was to the Paolo Scavino estate…

    1 readers - By Tom's Wine Line

    A wine made when Nixon was President reminds us just how sexy 'old' can be

    … of which memories are made. Fortunately, there were more wines to taste. There, on the counter, sat three very large bottles that towered over the others around them. Each was a Barolo, the famous wine from the region of the same name in Piedmont in northern Italy. Not only that, they were from the 1970s -- a ‘79, a ‘76 and a ‘70 to be precise…

    1 readers - By Vint-ed

    Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    …, but some quite obscure. As soon I told people that I was going to Piemonte they jumped to the conclusion that I would be visiting Barolo, but actually my destination was the much less well known Monferrato region. Monferrato covers the provinces of Alessandria and Asti, I was visiting the bit in Alessandria. For most of the time was I based…

    3 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Notes on 2010 Barolo - more than 110 wines

    … Barolo landscape, early May morning (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently tasted more than 125 examples of Barolo from the 2010 vintage at the Nebbiolo Prima event in Alba, Piemonte. This event is held each year for a select few dozen journalists (about 70) from around the world, who taste the wines blind over the course of several…

    By Reflections on Wine

    Thirsty Thursday: Gaja, Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007

    … of Gaja’s divine robe with: Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007: a mere $70. Gaja bought the Gromis (hence “Dagromis”) family’s ancient vineyards in 1995: one in Serralunga and the other in La Morra. Both vineyards neighbor Gaja’s oldest holdings. They only grow Nebbiolo. The soil of both vineyards is primarily calcareous clay and marl; altitudes range…

    By WAYWARD WINE

    Bold, beautiful Damilano Barolos

    …. Because of they are so highly valued, Barolos are typically sold in the U.S. for no less than $50-$60 and often for far more. Yet this tasting began with the Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2009, a relatively new project for the winery. At $35, it is a “gift for the market,” according to Paolo. The wine was ruby with slightly browning at the edges from…

    1 readers - By Wine Lover's Journal

    Dinner with Piedmont Winemaker Gianpaolo Manzone

    … Gianpaolo Manzone represents the sixth generation of his family involved in the wine business in one aspect or another. His family has two plots of land that add up to 24 acres under vine. In addition to being the winemaker, Gianpaolo is also the vineyard manager for this property which sits is in two different town’s right in the midst…

    1 readers - By Gabe's View

    Pebble Beach: Nation’s Premier Food & Wine Event When it Comes to Wine

    …Opening Night Reception at Pebble Beach Food & Wine (all photos courtesy PBFW) The country’s greatest annual food and wine event with an emphasis on wine—featuring some of the world’s finest and most exclusive wines–ended this past Sunday in Pebble Beach, California. This was the seventh edition of Pebble Beach Food & Wine (PBFW) based…

    2 readers - By RJonWine.com