Barolo wijnen Italië
Barolo wines Italy
The most famous and famous wine from Piedmont Italy is without a doubt the Barolo (DOCG since 1981), named after the eponymous town just below Alba. A dozen municipalities, on a total of 1300 hectares with a predominantly calcareous soil, can produce this wine. Characteristic for the vinification of this type is the long extraction time of thirty to forty days and the maturing of three years in large wooden barrels, a Riserva even ripens for five years. These wines come out at the age of ten. A Barolo "new style" yeast shorter (eight to ten days), ripens in small kegs and can usually be poured earlier. The character of these wines is somewhat softer and fuller. Besides Barolo there is the equally famous Barbaresco, made from the same grape, but because the soil in this area contains more sand, the wines are usually a bit lighter than Barolo, although this is not always true and this of course also depends on the winemaker. The nickname of the Barolo is "Wine of kings and king of wines". Barolo is made from the nebbiolo grapes. Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello di Montalcino are among the best red wines in Italy.
Wine & Food
Barolo is a delicious red wine that goes well with meat dishes and game.