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Villadoria

Villadoria
2018 Serralunga D’Alba, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Villadoria
2018 Serralunga D’Alba, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of rose and fine grade polished leather, chocolate covered cherries, black tea, and horehound candy with an full body and a charming, long finish displaying notes of tart black cherry, persimmon, pipe tobacco, and forest floor with gritty tannins. A high tannin wine that would benefit from some cellar time, but an excellent pairing with beef tartar, tomato sauces, or grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: rose and fine grade polished leather, chocolate covered cherries, black tea, and horehound candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tart black cherry, persimmon, pipe tobacco, and forest floor
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high tannin wine that would benefit from some cellar time, but an excellent pairing with beef tartar, tomato sauces, or grilled meats.

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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.