Think you need Barolo in your life? Here are five reasons to think again...
Good Barolo isn’t exactly cheap, and although some producers are making earlier-drinking styles these days, they still need several years to reach their prime.
With that in mind, here are five delicious Barolo alternatives that you should definitely check out if you are a Piedmont devotee, all drinking beautifully right now.
Five delicious Barolo alternatives:
Firm but ripe tannins distinguish this from other Nebbiolos, thanks to the Syrah. Super sour cherry bite, animated acidity, star anise and leather.
Amarone-like, but more refined, thanks to the Nebbiolo grape. Macerated red cherries, cocoa and sweet spices: a memorable experience.
Bright, perfumed red cherry, raspberry and cinnamon aromas and flavours which last and last. It finishes chewy and long. A beautiful Nebbiolo.
Named for the family that owned the property before Stephen and Prue Henschke, this intriguing wine is so pale it almost almost looks like a rosé. It announces itself as a charming young vine red with its rose petal fragrance and delicate cherryish flavour, whose gentle touch of sweetness on…
Deep and dense yet juicy, with chocolate and coffee notes complementing rich red cherry fruit. It finishes with building sweetness and ripe tannins. I normally hate Nebbiolo- Cabernet-Merlot blends, but young Australian winemaker Dave Fletcher has come up with a winner here.