2011 Barolo: "Intrigante"
Barolo Vineyard Following a vintage like 2010 is not easy. 2010 Barolos are not only of great quality, they were released to a market primed to buy something new, a market disillusioned with Bordeaux, a market looking for quality, value and character. What the wines of Piedmont offered, and continue to offer is simple: the opportunity to buy, own ...
F+R Retreats: A Culinary Escape to Barolo
Travelling up and down the rolling hills of Barolo, it is impossible to ignore the abundance of culinary delights growing all around you. From vineyards and hazelnut trees, to little patches of woodland famed for their truffles... As we travel through the region, our guide Giacomo points out a spot good for white truffles, another more renowned for the black variety. And he should ...
The FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010
Last week we held one of the most exciting tastings we can remember at our offices: the FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010. Just over 90 wines from Barolo's finest: from the established names to the young blood, all from what is a clearly excellent 2010 vintage. The growers included F+R favourites Brezza, Ceretto, Cogno, Grimaldi and Oberto; the established stars of ...
The FINE+RARE 'Four Decades of Barolo' Dinner
Last week fourteen of FINE+RARE’s customers joined us for a very special dinner at Alyn Williams. The theme: Four Decades of Barolo. We’ve been making as much noise as possible about this region of late, and much of this noise has been focussed on the recently released, and quite brilliant, 2010 vintage. We thought we’d open a few bottles with some ...
Brezza Tasting: Barolo Sarmassa Vertical 2003-2010
We have seen a surge of interest in Barolo over the past year and it is one of the markets that we are focussing on. In terms of quality and value for money, Barolo remains one of the few regions that is 'undiscovered': one can find exceptional quality in the region and we believe that now is the time to ...
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