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Barolo DOCG 2010 - Cascina Gramolere

October 22, 2011

Barolo D.o.c.g. 2010 comes from the Gramolere vinyards, among the beautiful Langhe hills. Considered as “the king of wines”, it is a well structured red wine, also because of its ability to improve over time.

Produced only using Nebbiolo grapes, this wine is red garnet in colour with orange nuances.

Let it breath for at least one hour before the tasting and serve it in the right glass called “balloon” at a middle temperature of 18 degrees. Through the rotation of the wine in the glass we can clearly notice how thick it is, looking at the “tears” on the “balloon” (due to the amount of alcohol).

The aroma is clean and intense, fruity and slightly spicy, because of its stay in “Allier” barrel.

The taste has a good body, dry, well sapid with a bitter ending. It is warm (14.5 of alcohol) and well balanced in tannin/acid level.

Even if we can consider it as a wine “ready” to drink, do not forget that it has a good longevity that makes it better in taste and structure over years.

The Barolo is perfect when combined with tasty red meat dishes such as roasts,

boiled meat, wild boar , braised duck or roasted kid.

It is also good as an aperitif or as a sipping wine served with wild boar or barolo salami or with strong cheese like the castelmagno or the piedmontese toma.