Barolo & Nebbiolo Style | Buy Wines Online
Nebbiolo is a beautiful grape found mostly in northern Italy, in the Piedmont region. Barolo & Barbaresco are two wine producing zones within Piedmont, from which the labels come from, with a few permits outside of these zones.
One of Italy's top red wines, it's loved for it's beautiful floral dried character contrasted with high tannins. There are 4 main regions, with different expressions of the grape. Not all regions produce the high tannon wine we all know and love
- Barolo is of course the most famous region, producing the bold & tannic profile we all know and love. Deceivingly pale garnet in color, the 2 words you will hear most often are "roses" and "tar". Fruitiest & most bodied of all the regions, they are aged at least 18 months in barrel, and three years before release. Most traditionally made wines only become ready to drink after about 10 years when the tannins soften. Lighter Barolos come from limestone-based soils, and the bolder ones come from more weathered sandstone-clay soils
- Barbaresco is basically Barolo's friendlier half, delivering amazing red fruit with less tannin. A Riserva ages for a minimum of 50 months, with about 24 months in barrel, about double of a regular Barbaresco
Together with Roero, they are encompassed within the Langhe region, which is within the Nebbiolo d'Alba region. Other regions include Valtellina in Lombardy, and Valle d'Osta. With the cooler climates, they produce lighter, more acidic styles that are beautiful for some lighter food pairings. Valtellina has Sforzato, which is an appassimento style Nebbiolo