Dr S wrote:
Robolo....the dry (with a citrus twang) white from Cephalonia....good goats cheese or sharp cheddar.
Bugger. Had a glass too many I think, Cephalonia bit did me- great place for a holiday but that Robolo is an aquired taste. I meant to ask for something to go with my favourite Marchesi di Barolo.
Ah, Barolo. The worlds most seriously under-rated wine. Truely majestic stuff, but a wee expensive (sure, you can buy stuff under £25, but I wouldn't bother). You have a very good taste in Barolo there fella!
For a lighter, slightly more modern style I would buy from the La Morra vineyards..Dezzani do a good one. For a bigger, needs longer bottle maturation....wines from Serralunga like Fontanafredda. Truly amazing wines from Aldo Conterno...his 'Il Favot' is stunning. Or go further north in Piedmont and try some Gattinara..Travaglinis 2000 Reserva is superb.
Some of the finest wines I have recently tried...and I've tried some good stuff!
For a matching cheese..why not go local and get some Testun Al Barolo, but its quite adaptable to different cheese..hard or soft..I'd like it with Old Amsterdam.
For ever changing my mind and my cars