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Old fine wine from Piemont: Barolo

The Barolo is defined as "the king of wines and the wine of kings'' because of its regal characteristics, this splendid Piedmontese red is one of the standard-bearers of Italian enology.
Barolo began acquiring its royal standing as early as the Middle Ages and its reputation steadily grew in succeeding periods. It was customary for sovereigns, as well as many nobles, to enrich their tables with classic Bordelais or Burgundian bottles of the wine. It is reported that Barolo was often found on the table of Louis XIV, while other admirers of the wine included King Charles Albert, the Marquises of Saluzzo and of Monferrato and Maria Cristina of Savoy.
 
 
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Many other illustrious figures in history also contributed to the growth of the wine's reputation, chief among whom was Count Camillo Benso di Cavour.
Cavour used to give dinners at which the wine was featured. He took a personal role in the making of the wine at his estate at Grinzane and the results he obtained were outstanding. In a short time, he became a highly expert grower and the Barolo of his vineyards was fully competitive with the finest French wines.
Pontiffs were also enchanted by the wine. At the beginning of the 19th century, Pius VII exclaimed, after having tasted an excellent Barolo: "Ah, La Morra! A beautiful sky and good wine!'' Afterward, he ensured that the wine was always available at his court and he drank it frequently. Varieties: Nebbiolo of the Michet, Lampia and Rosé subvarieties.
In Barolo the 1200 hectares are divided among and equal number of growers, which indicates the average holding size to be one hectare. As a result of this fragmentation fruit quality varies a great deal even within a single vineyard, as is the case in Burgundy. Ultimately, when buying Barolo, the name of the winery becomes an important factor.
The most important villages of the production of Barolo are: Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Monforte d’Alba.
Today the most important wineries of the Piemont are Calaudia Alario, Giancarlo Alessandiro, Elio Altare, Giacomo Borgogno, Azelia, A S Biagio, Boasso, Enzo Boglietti, Alessandro Brero, Fratelli Brovia, Tenuta Caretta, Bruno Ceretto (Cantina Ceretto), Pio Cesare, Cigliuti, Domenico Clerico, Codero di Montezemolo, Aldo Conterno , Conterno-Fantino, Corino, Cortese, Luigi Einaudi, Stefano Farina, Giacomo Fenocchio, Fratelli Ferrero, Gianni Gagliardi, Angelo Gaja, Attilio Ghisolfi, Bruno Gaicosa, Silvio Grasso, Marchesi di Gressy, Giacomo Grimaldi, A A Icardi, Manzone, M Marengo, Bartolo Mascarello, Giuseppi Mascarello, A A Luigi Minuto, Moccagatta, Maruo Molino, Andrea Oberto, Fratelli Oddero, Parusso, Elia Pasquera, Luigi Pellissero, Luigi Pira, Prunotto, Renato Ratti, Fratelli Revello, Giuseppe Riveti , Albina Roca, Bruno Roca, Sandrone, Paolo Scavino, Mauro Sebaste, Seghesio, Aurelio Settimo, Settimano, La Spinona, Traversea, Mauro Veglio, A A Eraldo Viberti, Vietti, Giovanni Voerzio, Roberto Voerzio.
Tho most important producer of Barolo in history are Marchesi di Barolo, Francesco Rinaldi, Giacomo Conterno, Fontanafredda, Fratelli Minuto and Giacomo Borgogno.

The Barolo is every year good to drink. But the best Barolo vintages are: 1947, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1995, 1996.
 


 

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