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Villadoria

Villadoria
2013 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$44.99

Villadoria
2013 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of dried plantains and cherries and chocolate toffee with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of lime spritzed apple and tomato, nutskin, minty earth, and cedar with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very nice traditional Barolo with lovely flavors and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried plantains and cherries and chocolate toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lime spritzed apple and tomato, nutskin, minty earth, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice traditional Barolo with lovely flavors and balance.

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Piedmont Barolo

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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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