The Nebbiolo grape is used to make a variety of wines, including Barolo and Barbaresco. These wines tend toward a bouquet of violet, smoke and rose-like perfumes with flavors of cherry, truffle, fennel, licorice, and tar. Nebbiolo wines are the lightest, Barbaresco is moderate and Barolo is the big, full grand-daddy requiring deep appreciation and long aging. It is a big wine.
Enjoy Barolo With:
Barolo often exhibits plummy fruit flavors and high levels of tannin. Nebbiolo-based wines tend to do best when their rich, full flavors are paired with rich, full foods. Barolo’s big flavor makes this doubly true.