Carmelo Giardina of Vineroutes.com talks about the most 'sought-after' Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello in Italy, citing our best expression: Basarin 2014.
"Italy is the world's largest wine producer, accounting for a quarter of world production. The country's rich and diverse wine heritage dates back more than two thousand years. Each of Italy's 20 geographically defined wine regions is special for a certain type of wine, and each type of wine enhances and complements the food of its region.
Among these Italian appellations are the wines of Piedmont and Tuscany, surely the most famous, sought-after and collected, not to mention the most long-lived. Wine lovers all over the world covet the renowned Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello di Montalcino, the famous "Killer B's" of Italy.
Renowned as some of the world's greatest red wines, these pure varietal expressions compete for prestige with the Grand Crus of Burgundy, the classified cultivars of Bordeaux and the cult cabernets of California. All bear the DOCG designation - which stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - designed as the pinnacle of Italian wine quality assurance.
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