Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine by Kerin O'Keefe

By Kerin O'Keefe

Following at the luck of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, popular writer and wine critic Kerin O'Keefe takes readers on a historical and in-depth trip to Piedmont to find Barolo and Barbaresco, of Italy's such a lot interesting and storied wines. during this groundbreaking new ebook, O'Keefe offers a complete review of the lovely side-by-side turning out to be components of those world-class wines which are separated merely via town of Alba and profiles many of the fiercely individualistic winemakers who create dependent but based and intricate wines of exceptional intensity from Italy's such a lot noble grape, Nebbiolo.

A masterful narrator of the aristocratic origins of winemaking during this zone, O'Keefe offers readers a transparent photo of why Barolo is termed either the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Profiles of key Barolo and Barbaresco villages comprise interesting tales of the households, wine manufacturers, and idiosyncratic personalities that experience formed the realm and its wines and helped ignite the standard Wine Revolution that finally swept via all of Italy.

The e-book additionally considers useful elements impacting viticulture and enology within the Langhe quarter, together with weather swap, damaging use of harsh chemical substances within the vineyards as opposed to the gentler remedies used for hundreds of years, a few of the faculties of  notion concerning vinification and getting older, and enlargement and zoning of winery components. Readers also will have fun with the author's quite a few tasting notes, a worthwhile classic advisor to Barolo and Barbaresco and a word list of worthy Italian wine terms.

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Introduction: Barolo and Barbaresco, the satisfaction of Piedmont
THE position, THE GRAPE, THE historical past, AND THE WINE
1 the traditional Origins of the Langhe Hills
2 Noble Nebbiolo
3 The King of Wines, the Wine of Kings
4 The Barolo Wars and Their impact on either Denominations
5 enlargement, Subzones, and the way forward for Barolo and Barbaresco
PROFILES OF KEY BAROLO manufacturers by way of VILLAGE
6 Barolo and Novello
7 Castiglione Falletto
8 Serralunga d'Alba
9 l. a. Morra and Cherasco
10 Monforte d'Alba
11 Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Roddi, and Diano d'Alba
12 Barbaresco: From Domizio Cavazza to Subzones
13 (Village of) Barbaresco
14 Neive
15 Treiso and San Rocco Seno d'Elvio
16 Wineries in Alba and outdoors of Barolo/Barbaresco Villages
Appendix A. classic advisor to Barolo and Barbaresco
Appendix B. Barolo and Barbaresco at a look, with a advisor to the formally famous winery parts or menzioni geografiche aggiuntive

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