Barolo

    A New Book on Barolo & Barbaresco … plus a Related Item

    The University of California Press has just published Kerin O’Keefe’s Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wines (346 pp, maps, photos, index: $39.95). I’ve been wanting to announce this ever since, over a year ago, I read the manuscript for the Press and enthusiastically recommended publication: To my mind, this is the most important book on these two great wines yet published.

    6 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line

    Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

    Wine is extraordinary because, unlike other foods and beverages, it can improve with age. The best reason to drink aged wines is that they develop flavors and aromas that can only be experienced via the aging process. But that cannot be the only reason some of us are fascinated by aged wines because, frankly, some of them don’t have a lot of flavor left to experience.

    5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      learnitalianwines - - 1 readers - Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here).

      1971 Barolo Fontanafredda at Maialino NYC

      'na cica de vino. - - 1 readers - Uncorking this 1971 Fontana Fredda Barolo this weekend at Maialino in New York City was reminiscent of opening a coffin in The Langhe and experiencing Nebbiolo zombies awakening from the dead to slowly climb into the glass. At first this wine smelled of rotten corpse, soil and maybe some tar for the sake of tradition.

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      Wine Maven in Training - - 1 readers - Last month in wine school at the San Francisco Wine Center we were educated about the subtle but significant differences between the 3 Big B’s of Italy: Barolo, Brunello & Barbaresco. Mauro Cirilli, Italy's top Sommelier, returned to SFWC for another round of his Italian wine series. These 3 wines (named for their regions) are known for their longevity, structure, acidity ...

      Studio Time with Rinascimento

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - Studio Time with Rinascimento Posted on October 26, 2014 by Mike Madaio As part of our growing fame on Twitter (do you follow us?), we recently took part in our first #WineStudio, an online twitter-based educational program that invites wine writers, bloggers and other personalities to discuss wines, producers, grapes, tourism, terroir, regional culture, food and wine matching and much more.

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      Studio Time with Rinascimento

      … bitterness on the finish needs time. 15 years? Probably not. But it definitely needs at least 3-5, and then it’ll be a beauty. 2010 vintage available at Empire Wine, Wine Library and Saratoga Wine. G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2011 (limited availability) A slightly more modern Barbera, with higher alcohol (14.5%) and some up front cherry flavor, but still…

      By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      … Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here). I almost don’t even have to use…

      1 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

      1971 Barolo Fontanafredda at Maialino NYC

      … Uncorking this 1971 Fontana Fredda Barolo this weekend at Maialino in New York City was reminiscent of opening a coffin in The Langhe and experiencing Nebbiolo zombies awakening from the dead to slowly climb into the glass. At first this wine smelled of rotten corpse, soil and maybe some tar for the sake of tradition. Slowly…

      1 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      A New Book on Barolo & Barbaresco … plus a Related Item

      … The University of California Press has just published Kerin O’Keefe’s Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wines (346 pp, maps, photos, index: $39.95). I’ve been wanting to announce this ever since, over a year ago, I read the manuscript for the Press and enthusiastically recommended publication: To my mind, this is the most…

      6 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line

      Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

      … although some—from Barolo, the best vintages of Bordeaux, a few Rieslings—have a reputation for aging 50-60 years. The question is whether they actually improve over that long span of time. At our recent Wine Elite San Diego meeting we opened this Barolo from 1967. Surprisingly, it still shows classic dried floral aromas and some tar, with licorice…

      5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      … Last month in wine school at the San Francisco Wine Center we were educated about the subtle but significant differences between the 3 Big B’s of Italy: Barolo, Brunello & Barbaresco. Mauro Cirilli, Italy's top Sommelier, returned to SFWC for another round of his Italian wine series. These 3 wines (named for their regions) are known…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Nebbiolo of the day! Barolo Monvigliero by Castello di Verduno

      … have worked a lot with their Pelavergas and some Barbaresco as well but tasting their Barolo is a different story. These expressions of Nebbiolo show that they aren't just about fun and games all the time but can put out a serious traditional styled bottle of Barolo that is absolutely delicious. Castello di Verduno gets their name from…

      6 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      #WineStudio Session XVII – Rinascimento Rising with Italian Wine

      …, olive trees and, of course, a 2.5 h of vineyards. Organic certified by IMC". The wine itself has an interesting profile, actually two profiles. Chilled it reminds of a tart sour cherry wine with strong acids; warmer a strawberry creamsicle. The second wine was the 2010 Musto Carmelitano Aglianico del Vulture DOC "Serra Del Prete". Musto Carmelitano…

      3 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      Italy!

      … heard it from several merchants that the warm 2009 Barolo vintage combined with contemporary winemaking techniques yields early drinking wines. One example of which is the 2009 Reverdito, Barolo. I never would have thought this true until I tried this contemporary wine that blends Nebbiolo traits with bottle aged notes. These wines were purchased…

      2 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

      … – Barolo Bricco Pernice 2009 – Piedmont 41 Nervi – Gattinara Molsino 2006 – Piedmont 42 Ar.Pe.Pe – Grumello Good Counsel Riserva 2005 – Lombardia 43 Castle Mold – Lupicaia 2009 – Tuscany 44 Cortaccia – Brenntal Gewurztraminer, 2011 – Alto Adige Tramin 45 – Terminum Gewurztraminer 2012 – Alto Adige 46 Prunotto – Barolo Bussia 2010 – Piedmont 47 Castle…

      12 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Dueling Blind Barolo Vintages

      … Francia would be my pick. 1999 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia – The nose was dark and enticing with an exotic twist and all the iron, mineral-laden Serralunga character you could ever hope for. A mix of ripe strawberry, brown sugar, orange peel, tea leafs, iron and rich dark soil tones formed the bouquet. On the palate, it was firm yet…

      4 readers - By Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table

      Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

      … – a great blending grape.” This wine is from Lessona which is one of those “off label” Piemonte communities that grow Nebbiolo, also know as Spanna in the Italian pre-alps. These communities are Gattinara, Ghemme, Valtelina, Bramaterra and Lessona. At least these are the one we know now. Forget Barolo and Barbaresco! Go north! Here is a very good link…

      8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Wine Stories – NYC

      … knew the night was falling into a ‘favourite moment’ category when he started with a liqueur/aperitif! It was time to order and we both said what we wanted and Alfredo asked if we wanted wine for our meal. David said, “Yes, I think we should order a beautiful bottle of Barolo.” I almost fell off my chair. How the heck did he know about Barolo? Never…

      1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape

      Azelia San Rocco 2007 Barolo—on impulse

      … slices of francese bread, and a few more of Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor—although, evidently not enough of any of that, judging from my “next-a.m.” headache. But it was all worth it. Azelia San Rocco Barolo 2007. Azelia San Rocco 2007. Barolo DOCG. Serralunga d’Alba. Don’t be fooled; while the winery is in Castiglione Falletto, the vineyard, San…

      8 readers - By Marcella Newhouse/ enotecaMarcella

      Visiting Pierre Overnoy.

      … heroes before about their renown in the US and, rather charmingly, they don’t care at all.) When the group was assembled, Pierre poured us a 2012 Ploussard, bottled in September 2013. The 2012 vintage was small (though not as catastrophically tiny as 2013) and there was only one bottling of Ploussard. I mention this because Overnoy connoisseurs seem…

      4 readers - By Sophie's Glass