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Italian Stallions: The Fine Wines of Fratelli Barale

Fratelli Barale, a traditional Piedmontese estate with 20 hectares under vine, was founded by Francesco Barale in 1870. The estate is located on land qualified to produce either DOCG Barolo or Barbaresco, a testament to the pedigree of these sites. Even Barale’s so-called “basic” wines-their Dolcetto and Barbera d’Alba-are anything but, as they come from coveted land with tremendous pedigree and offer up complexity driven by this outstanding terroir. Today, the winery is run by Sergio Barale and his daughter, Eleonora Barale, the oenologist at the estate, but the wines continue to be crafted classically, with no flashiness-just traditional winemaking methodology. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a dry white wine for hors d’oeuvres (try the 2013 Arneis, with its classic aromas of almonds, herbs, yellow plums, citrus, and minerals) or a salve for your sweet tooth (the 2013 Moscato d’Asti’s nose of sage and spring flowers will satiate a panettone craving), Barale has a wine for every occasion. Barale’s reds, of course, are not to be missed and are the veritable stars of the portfolio. The 2013 Costa del Rose Dolcetto d’Alba and 2012 “Castellero” Barbera d’Alba are elegant, aromatic, and distinct. And we’d be remiss not to mention Barolo; venture into the “basic” (actually a wine made from the blending of three of Barolo’s Crus: Monrobiolo, Costa di Rose, and Preda) cuvée from the formidable 2010 vintage, or splurge for the “Cannubi” 2006, which, along with the 2009 Serraboella Barbaresco, is a showstopper. The Chinato, made with a base of 2007 Castellero Barolo that has been infused with quinine, gentian root, spices, and other proprietary ingredients, makes the ultimate post-prandial digestif.

 
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Dolcetto d'Alba "Costa del Rose," Barale - 2013

Red | Italy, Piedmont, Alba | (750 )mL
Costa del Rose is a parcel located between Barolo and Monforte. This is a fruity yet medium-bodied Dolcetto that's not the over-extracted style that is prevalent on the market. Aromas of crushed black cherries, white pepper, and violets.

Item #31161
  • Single Bottle:
    $18.96
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    $227.52


Barolo, Barale - 2010

Red | Italy, Piedmont, Barolo | (750 )mL
If you're just beginning your discovery of Barolo, look no further. If you enjoy Barolo regularly, consider this a house wine to enjoy. Full of finesse with delicate fruit more than simply brute Nebbiolo power.

Item #31163
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    $599.52 $431.57
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Langhe Arneis, Barale - 2013

White | Italy, Piedmont | (750 )mL
An Arneis that's textbook example for this delightful Piedmontese varietal. This is a dry white wine that boasts aromas of almonds, herbs, yellow plums, citrus, and flint.

Item #31158
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    $19.96
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    $239.52 $215.57
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Barbera d'Alba "Castellero," Barale - 2012

Red | Italy, Piedmont, Alba | (750 )mL
A Barbera to highlight. Castellero is the Cru that lies on the other side of the narrow, long valley where the Cannubi Cru is located, at the foothills of the Barolo village. The fruit extraction is moderate with a ruby red hue that's translucent. .

Item #31159
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Barolo "Cannubi," Barale - 2006

Red | Italy, Piedmont | (750 )mL
Classic Cannubi nose of super ripe black cherries, chocolate, and tobacco. The more "masculine" of the Barale Baroli wines, but by no means over the top in structure. Rather, the texture is rich yet with soft tannins.

Item #31165
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    $79.96
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Barolo "Cannubi," Barale - 2006

Red | Italy, Piedmont | (750 )mL
Classic Cannubi nose of super ripe black cherries, chocolate, and tobacco. The more "masculine" of the Barale Baroli wines, but by no means over the top in structure. Rather, the texture is rich yet with soft tannins.

Item #31165
  • Single Bottle:
    $79.96
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    $959.52 $863.57
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Barolo Chinato, Barale -

Italy, Piedmont | (750 )mL
Our Barale Chinato is currently the best value available in the U.S. for this classic drink. Falling somewhere in between a vermouth and an amari, this style of chinato from Piemonte uses Barolo, the king of Italian wine as its base with added herbs, spices and botanicals. Excellent after dinner, in cocktails and with chocolate.

Item #31237
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    $49.96
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    $599.52


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