Here, a list of four outstanding Barolo wines that should be part of your personal cellar.
WINERY: Cavalotto // GRAPES: 100% nebbiolo // APELLATION: Barolo
This great wine is aged for five years in Slovenian oak barrels and should rest at least a year in the bottle before being sold. With a great structure, elegance and complexity, it is highly aromatic, fruity and floral, the perfect complement to red meats, grilled fish, ripened cheeses and chocolate.
WINERY: Domenico Clerico // GRAPES: 100% nebbiolo // APELLATION: Barolo
The name of the wine— which means “crazy airplane” in Piedmontese dialect—is the fun nickname used by Domenico Clerico, owner of the famous winery, to refer to his mischievous son. Servaj Aeroplan is a wine full of nuances, rich and well balanced. It is sensual and appealing with aromas of berries, flowers and spices, and in the mouth, it is tasty, with hints of red fruits, a touch of vanilla from the barrel, and a floral feel makes this an irresistible wine.
WINERY: G.D. Vajra // GRAPES: 100% nebbiolo // APELLATION: Barolo
Bricco delle Viole is the name of the vineyard whose grape strains produce this superlative wine. With an intense ruby red color, it offers subtle aromatic notes of cherries, plums, violets and dried roses, with citric and balsamic nuances. Its noble taste and elegance are well appreciated in the mouth.
WINERY: Elio Grasso // GRAPES: 100% nebbiolo // APELLATION: Barolo
This noble wine is full of freshness and vitality. Its color is dark ruby, and closer to the nose; one perceives notes of ripe cherries, wild strawberries and minerals. On the palate, it becomes a delightfully fruity event. It is a high quality wine that should be decanted to delight in its many virtues. ■