Barolo, Barale
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Organic

Barolo, Barale - 2016

Item # 31163 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The Barale estate is located in the commune of Barolo where they have honed their skills since the 19th century. This comes from 3 vineyards: Preda, Monrobiolo and Castellero. Aged in 30 hl oak barrels followed by a further 6 months in bottle before release. Excellent with braised short ribs.


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Staff Pick Notes

The word “masochist” often comes to mind when I hear of someone drinking “young” Barolo. While there's obviously nothing wrong with the “perverse” pleasure that often rides along as pains travel companion, when it comes to wine it is still nice to come across one that delivers the vibrant, aggressive qualities of youth along with a rarely seen accessibility and quality that is often elusive regardless of budget. ...Now consider the Barale Barolo your dominatrix and you’ll drink whatever she says you’ll drink. Now Drink!

- OW

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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