Italian red, Barolo, the wine of Kings is considered the cream of the crop. The wines produced in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, hillside villages located in the range of hills, by the indigenous signature grape, Nebbiolo. The Barolo DOCG (DENOMINAZIONE diORIGINE CONTROLLATA e GARANTITA) must be fermented with 100% Nebbiolo, the must to be aged at least 38 months, 18 of those in wood barrels, and the wine with a minimum 13% alcohol content.
Nebbiolo, a small thin skinned red grape grown in the soil highly concentrated with sand and limestone, is high in acid and tannins. An ideal quality is for the finest wine to be rich, full bodied, and with strong presence of acidity and tannins; also the aromas of Rose flower and dried herbs are frequently associated with. Its light brick-garnet pigments and bright acidity fascinate connoisseurs, thus every time a bottle of Barolo open, it gives off emotions and sensations.
History of Barolo, THE WINE OF KINGS or THE KING OF WINES
From their writings, the wines of Langhe had been the favorite of Roman Emperors; namely, Julius Caesar, Tito Livy and Pliny, etc. Barolo was known as sweet and fizzy wine until XIX century, at the time Marchioness of Falletti, Giulia Colbert sponsored and helped by the enologist, Louis Ouidart, brought in the amazing vinification technique at Langhe. The wine become excellent and well appreciated by The Court of Savoy & Camillo Benso Count of Cavour, thus Barolo defined as THE WINE OF KINGS or THE KING OF WINES.