Prized Barolo Vineyards Near ALBA
Of all the great wine regions of Italy, the greatest wine country of all, the region of Piedmont is probably the most diverse .. The best known wines of the region include Barolo and Barbaresco, which are both made from the Nebbiolo grape 100 % .. Gavi is another wine of great popularity with American drinkers and of the World, and is a white made of the Cortese grape. Barbera is well known on America and Dolcetto and Gattinara as well. Barbera is made of the Barbera grape and Dolcetto is made from Dolcetto, while Gattinara is made from Nebbiolo. Other wines include Arneis, a white, Brachetto d'Acqui (Sweet Sparkling Red), Moscato d'Asti (Sweet Sparkling White)
BAROLO & BARBARESCO
Since time, Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet with smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution over time. This is Barolo and Barbaresco wine ...
Considered by Many as The Pinnacle of BAROLO Wines
And Barolo's Top Producer
My Personal Favorite
The GREAT BARTOLO MASCARELLO
And His Daughter
"SEE This SIGN" ???
Pay ATTENTION !!!
And Take The ADVICE !
Do Not Drink BAROLO or BARBARESCO
THAT Has Been HEAVILY OAKED In Small FRENCH OAK BARRIQUE BARRELS ..
The Small Barrels Distroy The Delicate Character of NEBBIOLO and SANGIOVESE Based Wines'Like BAROLO, BARBARESCO, and BRUNELLO, The GREATEST WINES of ITALY ..
WINES Like BAROLO, BARBARESCO, and BRUNELLO are Best Aged in Large Slovenian Oak Barrels that are much gentler and better suited to these wines ..
Remeber "No Barrique" !!!
And No Berlusconi !!!
La SPINONA "SORI GEPIN"
A Single Vineyard BAROLO
That is Resonably Priced
And as good or Better Than Many Barolo's
That are 2 or 3 Times The Price
Barbaresco is one of Italy's great premier wines. Barbaresco like Barolo are made of 100 % Nebbiolo grapes and of the highest quality of standards .. Barbaresco is every bit the equal of Barolo but often in the minds of many plays second fiddle to Barolo that is by no means true, but is a unjust perception of people that really don't know that much about wine. In a way this status of Barbaresco as 2nd Fiddle to Barolo is a blessing in disguise for thos of us in-the-know who do know our wine. The blessing is in the fact that Barolo is more popular and sells more and more easily than does Barbaresco, the wholesale and thus retail prices of Barbaresco generally run a quarter to a third less than Barolo wines, and as I've said and anyone who knows Italian Wine well will tell you, Barbaresco is every bit the equal of Barolo .. So if you read this and didn't know before, now you do. So next time you are in a restaurant and see a Barolo for $120 a bottle and a Barbaresco for $90, go for the Barbaresco.
Don't get me wrong, I love Barolo, and have druck many fine ones and all the great ones over the years .. Luckily, being in the business, I don't have to pay and usually I don't have to buy wine. It is given or bought for me .. When I do pay, because of the equal greatness of the wine and the fact that Barbresco is about a third cheaper, I go for the Barbaresco.
Basta! Nuff said.
BARBARESCO MARENGO MARCHESI di GRESY
Is One of THE BEST
And One of My FAVORITES
The 2000 and 2001 Vintages of BAROLO and BARBARESCO were
Two of the GREATEST VINTAGES Ever for BAROLO and BARBARESCO
PS ... A little secret. The 1996 vintage of Barolo & Barbaresco was not nearly as highly exalted as 2000, 2001, and 1990 but every bit the equal and at much lower prices. I drank many wonderful 1996 vintage BAROLOS and BARBARESCO and just loved them. 1996 is my favorite vintage ever for Barolo and Barbaresco. I had the great fortune to drink many oustanding 1990 Barolos and Barbarescos as well as those of 2000 and 2001, but the vintage of 1996 for Piemont is still my Favorite ...
ANGELO GAJA Makes Great BARBARESCO
and is the Most Famous and Most Esteemed of all Barbaresco Producers
His Wines are Wonderful and Highly Esteemed but I'm Sorry to say are not
Worth The Rediculously OUTRAGEOUS PRICES THEY CHARGE.
You Can't Buy a GAJA BARBARESCO for less Than $450 in a restaurant and that is at the low-end. They are usuually $650 a bottle and up .. It's all MARKETING and HIPE !!!
If people are DUMB Enough to pay these outrageous prices, the importers and distributors who set the pprice, along with Angelo Gaja are gonna go for the Gold. But beleive me, you can normally get a bottle of Marcesi di Gresy or similar Barbaresco like from my friend Italo of Castello di Neive for about $90 to $105 a bottle as opposed to a bottle of Gaja Barbaresco for $450 to $650 a bottle .. These other Barbarescos that will cost you about one-hundred dollars are every bit as good as the Gaja ones that cost $500 or more .. "Beleive me, It's the Truth." !!!