Aristocratic, DOCG wine known as the pride of Piedmont, this intense, robust, yet velvety red is made from 100% Nebbiolo grape and requires a minimum of three years aging. Named for the village where the grapes are grown, this red, along with Barbaresco, competes with the world's best. It is dry, full-bodied, and high in alcohol, tannin, and acidity. For this reason, it is required that all Barolos are aged at least two years. This term refers to the sum of soluble solids in a wine, including phenolics, glycerol, minerals, protein, and pectins, (and often does not include sugar), which contribute to the wine's structure, flavor, color, and body. As a general rule of thumb, the more adjectives you can use to describe a wine the more extract that wine has. A high-extract wine will have continuity on the palate from start to finish. There will be up-front flavors, flavors in the mid-palate, and lingering flavors on the finish.