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Cascina-luisin-barolo-leon-2008
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Full Bodied
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Cascina Luisin
Grapes:
Nebbiolo
Serve At:
59°-64° F
Region:
Italy > Piedmont > Barolo

Like all great Barolo, this wine was aged in oak for a minimum of 3 years after 3 weeks of maceration on the skins. Barolo is the right match with dishes such as roasted meats, stews, truffle dishes, and hard cheese.

Piedmont is the most "Frenchified" of all Italian wine regions. The long valleys of the Alpine foothills lead to easier travel to France's southern coast and inland than to the rest of Italy. It is perhaps for this reason that the Piedmontese have long practiced the most refined wine traditions of any Italian region. Terroir-based wisdom trickled down from early French masters (monks, typically) to this area.
Known mostly for their reds (but producing some excellent whites,) from the early ripening Dolcetto grape to the lofty, deep reds of Barolo and Barbaresco crafted from the Nebbiolo grape, these wines are clearly crafted using centuries of terroir-based winemaking.

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