I was recently asked about barbera, and if I had a favorite. This is a tough question to answer.
Azelia Barolo Margheria 2004 Wine: Barolo Margheria Producer: Azelia Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2004 Eye: red-brown, translucent Nose: mineral, earthy, salty, dark cherries, roses Mouth: medium-full bodied, earthy, tannins present Price Point: $60 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: no
No need - here are some of my favorites! There are many more wineries in Piemonte than then ones pictured but these are some of my favorites. You can also check out Winery Wednesday to read more about them.
Wines at Vinmonopolet under 200kr Wines don't have to be super expensive to be good quality or taste good. These wines are some of my favorites. If you try them feel free to tell me about your experience! Enjoy! Trediberri Barbera 175kr Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo 198kr Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo 183kr Alessandro Veglio... Continue Reading →
Barolo Night Oslo Remember the Barolo Night I had in Sweden? This weekend was Barolo Night 2.0 Oslo edition! Oh man did we drink some good wines. The layout of these Barolo Weekends are starting to form, and so on Friday we eat pizza and drink Pizza Wines. Check out these amazing Pizza Wines in... Continue Reading →
Azelia Barolo Margheria 2004 Margheria is located in Serralunga d'Alba. It has south exposure and a clayey soil. Azelia's vines are aged about 50 years and the grapes are put in large casks (not small botti) after harvest. All of these excellent traits and make for a very good wine. You can check out Azelia's... Continue Reading →
Bottle Variance: A conondrum This Christmas, I experienced Bottle Variance for the first time. It was the strangest thing. We opened 2 Azelia Barolo Margheria 2004, but they tasted like two completely different wines. Both were good: there was nothing wrong with either of the wines, but when we were blind tasting, no one guessed... Continue Reading →