The Barolo kingdom of great wines includes 11 towns located south of Alba in Piemonte. The highest of these town in altitude is La Morra, where you can also enjoy a beautiful view of the vine-carpeted hills.
Mr. Andrea Bosco growths Nebbiolo with passion and perseverance through the cold winters of this sub-Alpine region. His products have always been at the top of the national and international press.
Wines available: (wine notes from Antonio Mauriello)
- Dolcetto d’Alba DOC – 100% from Dolcetto grapes. Not ‘sweet’, as the translation from ‘dolce’ would suggest, however dry, peppery, medium body, gently tannic. A great companion of light antipasti, ravioli butter and sage, medium/rare grilled meats.
- Langhe Nebbiolo DOC – Under the appellation ‘Langhe DOC’ the Region of Piemonte wine-making laws allow for different typologies and many local grapes. In this case, Andrea is featuring his best Nebbiolo second only to his Barolo. Powerful and elegant tannins and an outstanding 14% alcohol bringing out of your glass an exploding bouquet of roses, stewed red berries, forest floor. Try it with grilled medium rare steaks or eggplant, red onion and bell pepper stew with sausages or pancetta and let us know what you think!
- Barbera d’Alba DOC – The grape Barbera has reached in the latest years a great popularity in the North American markets. One of the most produced grapes in Italy, you can find Barbera in every trattoria of Piemonte and many other Northern Italian regions. Best with carne cruda con scaglie di tartufo bianco (beef tartar with white truffle shavings) and powerful risotti (with mushroom, ragu,…)
- Barolo Cru Neirane DOCG – Barolo Cru La Serra DOCG – The two vineyards giving Andrea the best results (so anxiously waited all year long!) are called Neirane and La Serra. Of course, Barolo is the king of wines, and, remember, it is a 100% Nebbiolo grape! Unless you are like me, a lover of tannins, you should really cellar these stars. After a few years, refining in bottle, enjoy them with aged cheese, game meat stews seasoned with a generous mix of juniper, tarragon or rosemary. I also tried it with roasted leg of lamb, garlic, rosemary, previously marinated in Nebbiolo wine overnight…..I just CANNOT describe the experience in words…!
The splendid view of the Barolo vineyards from La Morra
The Enoteca Regionale and Museo del Vino in the town of Barolo
Photographs are courtesy of
who joined one of our wine tours of Italy