What Makes Barolo Wine So Special?

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Barolo is known as the king of Italian wines. The wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, unlike other great wines that are made from a blend of several grape varieties. It is also worth mentioning in this context that most Barolo wines are single site wines. So they not only come from one grape variety, Nebbiolo, but also only from a cru declared on the wine label.

In the Barolo wine growing area, the Nebbiolo grape variety finds the perfect climatic conditions and the ideal soil conditions for these high-quality wines to be produced. This small and compact growing area in combination with the strict cultivation and production conditions are the best prerequisites to produce great Barolo wines. That is why Nebbiolo wines, which are cultivated outside the Piedmont wine-growing areas, do not come close to the quality of the local wines.

The Barolo wine impresses with its extraordinary taste. These full-bodied, full-bodied wines have a large variety of fruity and berry aromas and flavors. The spectrum ranges from violets, cherries, blackberries, raisins and plums to tobacco, tar, truffles and leather, to name just a few properties. The wine has a certain heaviness, but it is beautifully paired with incomparable elegance and harmony and this is what makes the Barolo so unique. These characteristics of the Barolo wine are only fully expressed when the winemaker accompanies the interaction of the vine with the climate and the terroir and only intervenes when they appear necessary.

The high tannin content of the Nebbiolo grape used to make it absolutely necessary to store the Barolo wines for many years before they could even be enjoyed. Luckily, this has totally changed due to various factors. On the one hand through improved soil and vine management in the vineyard, on the other through temperature control during fermentation. By taking these measures, the winemaker has optimal quality grapes at his disposal, and by controlling the temperature he has much more influence on the style of the wine. This is why the wines are now immediately accessible, but they often only develop their full potential after a longer period of aging in the bottle.

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