Barolo and Barbaresco : The King and Queen of Italian Wine
by Kerin O’Keefe
Editor: University of California Press
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After the success of his books on the Brunello di Montalcino, famous author and wine critic Kerin O’Keefe takes readers on a historical and in-depth journey to discover the Barolo and the Barbaresco, two of Italy’s most fascinating and richest winesIn this revolutionary new book, O’Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the superb side-by-side growth areas of these two world-class wines that are separated only by the city of Alba and profiles of a number of fiercely individualistic winemakers who create structured, elegant and complex, wines of remarkable depth from Italy’s noblest grapes, the NebbioloA masterful narrator of the aristocracy origins of viticulture in this region, O’Keefe gives readers a clear picture of why Barolo is called both King of Wines and Wine of KingsThe key profiles of Barolo and Barbaresco villages are fascinating family stories, wine producers, and idiosyncratic personalities who shaped the region and its wines and helped to ignite the Quality Wines of the Revolution that finally swept across ItalyThe book also considers practical factors influencing the wine industry in this region, including climate change, the destruction of chemicals in vines against the mildest of treatments used for centuries, different schools of thought regarding winemaking and aging, and the expansion of zoning and vineyardReaders will also enjoy useful vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco and a useful glossary of Italian wine terms.
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