In 1952, Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made a name for Vietti's single-vineyard Barberas and Barolos
While some top Barolos
are deliciously accessible, others are less 'user friendly' and are an acquired taste.
Author Kerin O'Keefe will be present at the tasting on Friday, March 6th (4-7PM) to guide tasters through a selection of Barolos
and Barbarescos highlighted in the book, speak of her experiences in the region, and explain what makes Barolo
and Barbaresco the King and Queen of Italian wine.
are rarely cheap and I've been lucky enough to drink a lot of good ones but this cracker from an emerging star in Italy's most prestigious red wine region takes some beating.
Then there's the Barolos
and Barbarescos from Piedmont, south of Turin, created from Italy's native Nebbiolo grapes variety.
Wine list: The multipage starting list is surprisingly deep, especially in expensive Italian reds (brunellos, barolos
, super Tuscans, et al.
Nevertheless, Italy still produces some of the greatest wines in the world and none so than the great Barolos
and Barbarescos of Piedmont in the North West.
Offering a range of elegant and approachable wines that combine tradition with a modern style, the Dolcettos, Barberas and Barolos
of Marziano Abbona reflect the philosophy of respect for the natural characters of the vineyard and grapes.
Vajra, makers of fine Barolos
that sell for well over $200 a bottle.
Indeed many great barolos
are described as tasting of sour cherries - so be warned, they can be an acquired taste.
It possesses a wine rack wall at its entrance holding some fine brunellos, barolos
and amarones that are aging gracefully and a bar in the rear.
An IWM sommelier hosts the evening while pouring a fine selection of vintage Barolos
from the likes of Bruno Giacosa to Aldo Conterno.