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Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine

Kerin O'Keefe
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780520273269, 0520273265, 9780520959231 (electronic), 052095923X (electronic)
Summary
"Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O'Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy's most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, O'Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the stunning side-by-side growing areas of these two world-class wines that are separated only by the city of Alba and profiles a number of the fiercely individualistic winemakers who create structured yet elegant and complex wines of remarkable depth from Italy's noblest grape, Nebbiolo. A masterful narrator of the origins of aristocratic winemaking in this region, O'Keefe gives readers a clear picture of why Barolo is called both the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Profiles of key Barolo and Barbaresco villages include fascinating stories of the families, wine producers, and idiosyncratic personalities that have shaped the area and its wines and helped ignite the Italian Quality Wine Revolution that eventually swept through all of Italy. The book also considers practical factors impacting winemaking in this region, including climate change, destructive use of harsh chemicals in the vineyards versus the gentler treatments used for centuries, and expansion and zoning of vineyard areas. Readers will also appreciate a helpful vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco and a glossary of useful Italian wine terms"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The ancient origins of the Langhe Hills
  • Noble Nebbiolo and its early eighteenth-century wines
  • The king of wines, the wines of kings
  • The Barolo Wars and their effect on both denominations
  • Expansion, zoning and the future of Barolo and Barbaresco
  • Barolo and Novello
  • Castiglione Falletto
  • Serralunga
  • La Morra and Cherasco
  • Monforte d'Alba
  • Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Roddi, and Diano d'Alba
  • Barbaresco : from Domizio Cavazza to subzones
  • Barbaresco
  • Neive
  • Treiso and San Rocco Seno d'Elvio
  • Wineries in Alba and outside of Barolo villages
  • Vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco
  • Barolo and Barbaresco at a glance.
Description
xiii, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-341) and index.
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