Barolo is also called the wine of kings and the king of wines, and that is not without reason! The trick is separating the wheat from the chaff because there is still too much wine that is not Barolo-worthy. Many of these wines are stiff and lean because the Nebbiolo grape, of which Barolo wine is made, is one of the most difficult grapes.
The Nebbiolo grape that these red wines fully consist of contains a lot of tannines, and partly because of this, these wines have to mature for many years before they can be drunk. But even after long maturation of the wine, the tannines still provide a firm bite!
In combination with the many flavors that can be tasted in the Barolo such as violets, tar, licorice, chocolate, white truffle, cinnamon dried fruit, mint, fresh and dried herbs, plums, forest fruits and tobacco, the tannin can provide a surprising taste explosion.
Barolo has the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) qualification, the highest in Italy.
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