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DOCG Barolo 2006 Cà Neuva

December 18, 2011

Crowned as the “king of wines and the wine of kings”, Barolo is a wine of noble origin.

The true origin of Barolo can be traced back to the period ofItaly’s Risorgimento, when Giulietta Colbert de Maulèvrier, wife of Marquis Tancredi Falletti (last member of the Falletti family) asked the famous French wine expert Louis Oudart to renew the wine-making process of Nebbiolo produced in her wide estates in Barolo.

The experiment turned out to be a success, when the king Carlo Alberto was informed about it and asked for a tasting. He appreciated the high quality of this wine so much that he decided to buy the near estate of the Verduno’s castle, to become himself a producer.

At the end of the 19th century, Barolo was exported outside national boundaries.

Barolo 2006 DOCG Cà Neuva

Today Barolo is well-known all over the world, it can be found in the best restaurants and is an Italian excellence that many envy but nobody can imitate.

The winery Cà Neuva of Dogliani introduced Barolo in the range of its wines in order to fulfil the demand of its customers. Today we are tasting Barolo DOCG 2006.

The wine should be served in a Balloon glass, because it allows mature and full-bodied red wines (in this case Barolo) to “breathe”, enhancing its aromas.

Garnet red in colour with orange hints, this Barolo has a wide but intense nose with notes of ripe fruit and spice like clove and black pepper.

In the mouth it is dry, warm, rich in tannins with a long and persistent finish.

An important wine should be paired with an important course. That’s why Barolo is perfect with red roast meat and game: lepre al civet (hare in civet) or brasato al Barolo (beef braised in Barolo), but also with a beef steak or aged cheese.

It is the ideal wine to serve for a dinner with friends when sharing special moments, because Barolo is a very special wine.

Serving temperature: 18 °C