Giovanni Corino Barolo 2007
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This wine is intense and opulent, vibrant with fruit and the vanilla-cedar aromas that oak confers. It displays all the trademarks of this splendid vineyard area: fragrance and length, soft supple tannins and a full-bodied generosity dressed in flawless austerity. A profound experience.
"A beauty, this seduces from the get-go with its sweet cherry, berry, spice and tobacco aromas and flavors. Polished, dense and supple, yet with no shortage of grip. The finish is superb, with elements of sweet fruit and spice. Best from 2014 through 2030. 540 cases made."
"The 2007 Barolo is a fabulous entry-level wine laced with dark red fruit, smoke and anise, all of which come together nicely in the glass. It possesses outstanding concentration and depth in an utterly engaging, up-front style. The round, textured finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. This is one of the finest wines of the vintage in its category. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. "
The Wine Advocate
"Good full, deep red. Musky aromas of game, underbrush, chocolate and leather, with a slight raisiny hint. Sweet, fleshy and easygoing; round, chocolatey and approachable right now. Finishes with substantial soft, fine-grained tannins. Perfectly balanced to give early pleasure."
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2006 marked a new era for the Corino family: Renato and Giuliano split the estate. While Giuliano kept the Giovanni Corino label, Renato started his own new label, and they divided the vineyards amicably and equally. The Giovanni Corino estate remains directly next to the classic Giachini vineyard, from where their flagship wine comes (and nearly all of the fruit for the old-vine...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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The King of Piedmont
Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the
most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to
Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has
long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...
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