Category Archives: Piedmont

When Barbera Meets Syrah: 2012 Mompertone

Barbera is one of the two signature grapes of Piedmont together with Nebbiolo. It is the grape variety behind Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC and also found in a number of other Piedmontese wines. It is known for its natural high acidity and cherry flavors. 

Syrah is the star of the Northern Rhone Valley and the national grape of Australia. Syrah can produce complex, spicy wines with a typical aroma of plums. In today’s article, I introduce to you a wine in which these two distinct grapes meet. 

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Wine Review: 2011 Ettore Germano – Vigna della Madre – Barbera d’Alba Superiore

As some of you have probably noticed, I took a creative break. I needed some time to think about Vino in Love, blogging and what I want to do. Even though I took a few smaller breaks since I launched Vino in Love in May of 2012, I had felt the need to take a longer time out. I started the blog to keep track of my tasting notes. This is why I want to make wine reviews the main focus of Vino in Love again. It’s also what I enjoy writing the most.

It will probably take me a little to get a regular blogging routine again but I plan to blog at least once per week (with no foreseeable breaks in the near future). I also updated the theme to WordPress’s Twenty Fifteen theme, which seems to emphasize the content of the blog more than the old theme did but I haven’t really decided yet if I will keep this one or not.

Let us now change the subject and let’s talk about wine. After all this is a wine blog, in case you forgot in my absence. Today’s wine comes from Alba, Piedmont.

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2004 Lorenzo Accomasso – Vigneto Rocchette – Barolo DOCG and 2008 Terre Da Vino – Barolo – Barolo DOCG

Barolo – “the wine of kings, the king of wines” Before the mid 19th century Barolo used to be a sweet red wine. That changed around 1850 when the vintners started producing a dry red wine. Starting from the mid 19th century the nobility of Turin (capital city of Piedmont) and the ruling house of Savoy

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