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Depending on the variety and age, Barolos are fruity or intense in taste, shining in a splendid garnet to brick red. Deep red, on the other hand, they do not show. Good Barolo wine offers nuances of plums, raspberries, cherries, but also accents of violets, hay, truffles, licorice or tobacco. The long storage time is due to the very tannic skins. Only after years the Barolo red wines become drinkable, then have an alcohol content of up to 15 percent.
History of Barolo wine
Area of origin and namesake of the legendary northern Italian is the municipality of Barolo in Piedmont. Until the 18th century, it was grown there as a sweet wine. cultivated. The late harvest of the Nebbiolo grapes still led to problems at that time. Because during the fermentation period, which often could only be realized in winter, it was sometimes already so cold that the yeasts in the wine cellars died off and the sugar was only partially converted into alcohol.
In the 19th century, the French oenologist Louis Oudart finally found a remedy. Oudart moved the fermentation process to underground wine cellars and ensured constant temperatures. He also improved cellar hygiene. Oudart's support was mainly directed at the wineries of Marchesa Giulia Falletti di Barolo and Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, where Barolo was first produced as a dry red wine. - he was nevertheless allowed to use the royal hunting lodge Fontanafredda in Serralunga d'Alba and the surrounding vineyards for his experiments. Thus Barolo came to its royal fans, the House of Savoy, who soon christened it "wine of kings and king of wines". Today, the dynasty is disempowered. Barolo wine, however, is and remains at the top of Italian wines.
Long aging, high quality: Barolo
In 1966 Baroli received DOC appellation, in 1980 DOCG status. To ensure the high quality guarantee, the wine is produced according to strict regulations. It must be aged for at least three years, including 2 years in barrel. Only then is a Barolo wine released for the market. Only wines that have been aged for at least four years, including at least three years in barrel, may bear the designation Barolo Riserva. A Barolo Riserva Speciale matures for a full five years, four of which are spent in wooden barrels.
Baroli from the 2006, 2008 and 2010 vintages are considered classic. Although hard and tannic, they are said to have longevity. Products of the vintages 2007, 2009 and 2011 present themselves apart and accessible. Those who want to dig a little deeper into their pockets can invest in a Barolo red wine of the 90s. The 1996 and 1999 vintages are very popular.
Food recommendation to the Barolo red wine
Barolo wines and hearty dishes such as braised beef, dishes with beef fillet or game make sensational partners. Also a cheese platter - preferably with blue cheese, which brings out the flavors of the Barolo particularly brings out - is suitable for combination with the great Italian red wine. An equally good companion to the famous Barolo grape juice can be chocolate with a cocoa content of 85 %.
Because of its distinctive tannins, Barolo wine should never be drunk too cool. Brought to a drinking temperature of 16-18 °C in the decanter for a minimum of one hour, the tannins fuse into a more harmonious whole. Baroli are wines with great ageing potential. Top quality products have a shelf life of up to 20 years if kept cool, dry and dark.
Buy Barolo online at VINELLO
Are you looking for a delicacy for your wine collection or do you simply want to treat yourself? Then take your cue from Italy's flagship wine, Barolo. Your wine mail order&Vinello offers you a rich selection of different Barolo wines. In addition, we guarantee cork guarantee, secure shopping, purchase on account from the first order, 14 other payment options, buyer protection by Google, 30-day return policy, an attractive bonus point system and deliver your order to your home on time.
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