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San Biagio

San Biagio
2013 Sorano, Barolo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

San Biagio
2013 Sorano, Barolo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Brown brick red color. Roasted aromas and flavors of char-roasted and smoked nuts, singed herbs, chocolate espresso beans, and wild flowers and tar with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long craisins, cedar plank, and grilled root vegetables finish with dusty, woody tannins and moderate oak. A rich, seriously structured and expressive Barolo that will age gracefully.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: char-roasted and smoked nuts, singed herbs, chocolate espresso beans, and wild flowers and tar
Taste Flavor: craisins, cedar plank, and grilled root vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Steak With Red Wine Demi-Glace, Grilled Venison, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, seriously structured and expressive Barolo that will age gracefully.

The Importer

Enoteca Diana

The Importer
1201 Woodbourn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
USA
1 412-341-9463

Their Portfolio

91 San Biagio 2013 Sorano, Barolo 13.5% (Italy) $65.00.

Piedmont Barolo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barolo, known as "the king of wines, the wine of kings", is one of the greatest red wines in the world. It is produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape from eleven communes in the province of Cuneo in Italy's Piedmont region. One of those communes is Barolo itself, for which the wine is named.

Barolo is an extremely long-lived wine due to its structure- the wine is made from the oldest and best situated vineyards - as well as the tannins from the Nebbiolo grape. Forty or fifty years is not unreasonable for a Barolo from the best producers in the finest vintages, but even a lighter Barolo drinks well for ten to twelve years.

Barolo has famously been described as having flavors of tar and roses; this is often true. There are also flavors of dried cherry or wild strawberry along with notes of cedar, orange peel and sage. Older Barolos take on a balsamic note.

Pair these wines with rich red meats, roasts and aged cheeses.

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