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Barolo

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Piedmont’s most famous red wine is made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Its translucent brick-red color, deceptively light body, and floral aromas contrast its dense tannin structure.

Primary Flavors

  • Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Rose
  • Tar
  • Licorice

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Full Body

High Tannins

High Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

It’s rigid tannins and delicate floral aroma profile make Barolo ideal for subtle-but-rich foods like truffle risotto, handmade pasta and thinly sliced charcuterie.

Barolo Taste Profile Infographic by Wine Folly

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AboutMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly