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Serre dei Roveri

Serre dei Roveri
2013 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$90

Serre dei Roveri
2013 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dark brick red color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dried potted rose, sweet licorice, and earth with a lightly tannic, bright, dry medium body and a breezy finish conveying touches of tar and violets with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid, earthy Barolo that delivers all the classic flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried potted rose, sweet licorice, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of tar and violets
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Daube Provençal, Grilled Flank Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, earthy Barolo that delivers all the classic flavors.

The Importer

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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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