Some of Italy's finest red wines are made using the Nebbiolo grape in the Piedmont region. These wines include Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. These Nebbiolo wines are full-bodied and tannic when young but can soften with some aging. The robust Barolo wines generally need more aging than the more elegant Barbaresco wines. The Nebbiolo grape has not been planted in large quantities outside of northwest Italy with only a small amount grown in California. Wherever they are from you should buy Nebbiolo wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
The entry-level 2009 Barolo proves to be an elegant and understated wine that needs more time to open. It presents a slow succession of aromas, including dark fruit, cassis, licorice, raw spice and powdered chocolate. Firm but... Read More
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The 2009 Barolo Gallinotto shows a thorny, almost prickly personality that is rare to find in this warmer vintage. Underbrush, bramble, wild berry, mint, licorice and wet tobacco play supporting roles. The wine does an excellent... Read More