Barolo is the Grand Italian wine by definition, produced entirely with nebbiolo grapes in a small area of the Piedmont region only. The wines are rich and full-bodied, with a strong presence of acidity and tannins. The colour is a full and intense garnet red and the perfumes are both fruity and spicy. Red berries, cherries in liqueur and jam are present both in the nose and in the mouth, together with roses, faded violets, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and, at times, liquorice, cocoa, tobacco and leather.
It’s perfect with roasted or braised red meats and with game, lamb and kid, but also with strong, long-aged cheeses. It also goes well with bitter chocolate and with some sweets, such as marrons glacés.