Arione Barolo 2010 Front Label
Arione Barolo 2010 Front Label

Arione Barolo 2010

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Garnet red with orange reflections in the glass. The bouquet is intense, reminiscent of violet and rose flowers. Dry, full body, robust, austere and velvety.

    Try with stewed game, red meat, and matured cheese.

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    Arione, Italy
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    In the early 1900s, Luigi Arione founded the company that, four generations later, is still bearing his name. A story of passion and experience that has been handed down from father to son for more than a century, to evolve and grow in ever new projects, in line with the demands of the domestic and international markets.

    Lands with beautiful and breathtaking views set the scene for the history and tradition of the Arione Family, transmitting everything in its wines and its vision of the company.

    A century of wines and significant recognition, both in Italy and abroad, is a sign of a strong commitment to the search and achievement of the highest standards of quality.

    Today the Arione winery is led by brothers Mauro and Luca Arione, managers of the two family cellars.

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    The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.

    There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.

    On the eastern side of the region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soils types.

    The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.

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    Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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