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DENOMINATION: Barolo DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Langhe
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
SIZE: 75 cl
TYPE OF WINE: Aged Red
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°
AGING: 2 years in barrique and then in bottle
PAIRINGS: red meat, game, aged cheeses, porcini mushrooms, truffles
Barolo is perhaps Italy’s greatest wine, surrounded by an almost magical aura of prestige. But where does this timeless appeal come from?
We have to go back in time to the time of Charles Albert of Savoy, in the mid-19th century. The sovereign, intrigued by the legends of an extraordinary wine produced in the hills of the Langhe, requested the Marquis of Barolo to be allowed to taste it to see if this was reality. They had 325 wagons sent to him then, each containing a barrel of Barolo-one for each day of the year, excluding the 40 days of Lent. At the court of Turin they appreciated it so much that it was immediately called “wine of kings, king of wines.“
Giovanni and Mattia grow the Nebbiolo grapes that will give rise to their Barolo at an elevation of 350 meters above sea level, with completely manual management and without the use of herbicides. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel barrels, where the skins are left to macerate for 25 days. Specifically, the 2017 vintage was extremely hot and dry, consequently the harvest took place much earlier than normal.
Barolo is an important, almost imposing wine. It gives its best over the years when left to age. You can then buy it to store in the cellar and uncork it even after years, on the right occasion. At the table it requires the strong flavors typical of the Langhe such as game, aged cheeses, porcini mushrooms and truffles. A nice pappardella with game ragout or with truffle carpaccio, paired with a glass of Barolo di Ghëddo is the ultimate!
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away!
It is clear that wine is not harmful to our bodies, as a substance given to us by nature in the form of fruit from which man over the centuries has managed to obtain this heavenly beverage. We can guarantee that our winemakers work by following ancient methods, supported by the aid of contemporary technologies: this is why we feel confident in affirming that Italian wine, the real one, is a panacea for body and mind.
The presence of polyphenols in wine (to a lesser extent in white wines and in large quantities in reds, especially when aged) provides constant protection against cellular oxidation, the main culprit of aging and cellular deterioration.
Perhaps even more obvious and important, however, are the psychological benefits that a good glass of Italian wine can give you: the lightheartedness it gives to an evening with friends, the romance it helps to create in a couple’s dinner, the passion it is able to unleash in anyone lucky enough to taste its essences.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.