Barolo is the world most popular red wine of Piedmont (known as the “King of wines“) for its personality and strenght. It is produced using Nebbiolo grapes in purity (varieties: lampia, michet and rosé) and has to be aged for at least three years, two in oak Slavonian barrels.
The tannic component, due to the aging in wood and presents in the skin, is remarkable and helps making it a wine with a very good longevity, able to improve over time until reaching 15/20 years.
Among the Barolo’s production areas in the heart of the Langhe hills, we find the town of Monforte d’Alba where is the family wine farm of Oreste Stefano that today offers us the Barolo D.o.c.g. 2008.
Garnet red in colour with orange nuances, it is quite thick (look at the wine “tears” on the glass) and bright.
The aroma is ethereal and elegant with typical spicy hints which remind of tobacco, leather and violet with vanilla perfumes as well.
Full-bodied and dry in taste, very warm (14,5%) with soft fruit flavour. We can see a good balance among sapidity, tannins and alcohol that contribute the improvement and the strengthening of aromas over time.
Let’s tasting this Barolo in its proper balloon glass, after two hours decantation, at the middle temperature of 18/20 degrees and let’s combine it to very tasty and rich plates based on red meat, game, well aged cheese and cold cuts such as wild boar with Barolo, braised with polenta, truffle fondue, mushrooms roast, mixed boiled or Castelmagno, Raschera strong cheese.
Have a good tasting!
Joe, torinese D.o.c., annata 1981, si appassiona fin da giovanissima
alle gioie del palato scoprendo, grazie ai nonni, il buon vino e la cucina della sua terra.
Amante della buona compagnia, preferisce coltivare ed intrattenere i suoi affetti intorno ad una tavola sostanziosa, che sia quella della piola o dell'osteria più raffinata oppure, meglio ancora, se di casa propria.
Si diletta volentieri in cucina, sperimentando sempre nuovi e originali accostamenti enogastronomici.
Nel 2006, data la profonda passione per la Vitis Vinifera e la sua linfa, decide di diventare un Sommelier presso l'Associazione
F.i.s.a.r., in parole povere, beve e studia per quasi due anni fino al conseguimento del diploma finale, ottenuto fieramente in seguito a lunghe ed estenuanti degustazioni.
Joe is from Turin, Italy. She started loving good wine and food since she was very young, discovering the joys of the palate, thanks to her grandparents.
She has always liked entertaining friends and her loved ones around a well stocked table, full of delicious dishes.
She is pretty happy in the kitchen as she likes trying new and original eno-gastonomical pairings.
In 2006, due to her deep love for wines, she became a Sommelier (wine taster) with the "F.i.s.a.r". association.
In short, she studied hard and drank wines for two years in a row until she got the final diploma, obtained after long and exhausting tastings.
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