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Wine of the Week for your holiday table

Villadoria Langhe Rosso DOC Bricco Magno - $16

Dwight Casimere | 12/19/2018, 4 p.m.
Barolo is one of the most distinctive of all Italian wines. Rich and bold, it is often compared to the ...

Barolo is one of the most distinctive of all Italian wines. Rich and bold, it is often compared to the legendary wines of Burgundy in France. The good news is that Italian Barolo of excellent quality can be had for a fraction of the cost. Barolo DOCG is blessed with the highest classification for Italian wines and its quality is therefore guaranteed. The wines must be made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and aged at least 38 months, 18 of those in wood barrels. Barolo is located in the northwestern portion of Piedmont in the northwestern portion in an area called the Laugher, about seven miles from the city of Alba, home of Ferrero Rocher, the famous chocolate candy maker. The flavors of Barolo wine are unmistakable. Layers of cherry notes mingle with a floral hint of crushed roses and violets with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Villadoria is one of the outstanding examples of modern Barolo wine and its winemaker Paola Lanzavecchia is one of the most dynamic women in the Italian winemaking industry. For a Holiday gift to impress, a bottle of her wine will make you an honored guest at any gathering. This wine is the real ace up your sleeve for savvy gift giving. A welcome guest at the table, its rich, complex flavors make it a perfect accompaniment to a lavish meal. Guests will be speechless from the moment they open it, and at a mere $16 a bottle, you can't ask for more value. Always drink responsibly.