Barolo. The king of Piedmont, well in my books anyway. Produced in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, Barolo comes with one of the most stringent DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) stipulations that not only specify geography, but even goes so far as to exclude vineyards on valley floors or areas without sufficient sunlight for example. So, if you come across a Barolo, as we did with Bersano Nirvasco Barolo 2010, dive in and expect to be delighted!

Bersano Nirvasco Barolo 2010

On colour, Bersano Nirvasco Barolo 2010 holds a lovely ruby hue and is almost amber around the rim. On the nose, spice, herb, black currant and floral notes are present. On the palate, red berries are noticed first, followed closely by anise, coriander, and  velvet tannins producing a long and incredible finish on the mouth.

Bersano Vini has been around since 1907 and currently spans 230 hectares. The group owns vineyards through Northern Italy and Barolo is fostered on their Badarina Estate in Serralunga d’Alba.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $34.95

We gave this wine a score of 4.5 out of 5