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Ricossa

Ricossa
2015 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 4.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39
Cellar Selection

Ricossa
2015 Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 4.2%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of rose hip jam, tar, black olives, and dried leaves with a lightly tannic, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing accents of tart peach, pressed flowers, and black tea with light oak flavor. A vivacious young Barolo best suited to the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: rose hip jam, tar, black olives, and dried leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of tart peach, pressed flowers, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
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 vivacious young Barolo best suited to the cellar.

The Producer

Ricossa S.R.L.

The Producer
Tenuta Cà dei Mandorli
Strada Bogliona, 15
Castel Boglione, Asti, 14040
Italy
39 -0141 175 0071

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