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Sordo

Sordo
2015 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$35

Sordo
2015 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of tar, dried potpourri, and rubber with a lightly tannic, bright, dry light body and a smooth, quick finish with elements of lime peel, parchment, underripe raspberry, heirloom tomato, and mocha with light oak flavor. A dry, lean, earthy Barolo for the table; drink now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: tar, dried potpourri, and rubber
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of lime peel, parchment, underripe raspberry, heirloom tomato, and mocha
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, lean, earthy Barolo for the table; drink now.

The Producer

Sordo Giovanni Azienda Agricola

The Producer
Via Alba Barolo 175
Castiglione Falletto, 12060
Italy
39 39-017362853

Their Portfolio

BR Sordo 2015 Barolo DOCG 14% (Italy) $35.00. - Bronze Medal

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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Piedmont Barolo