Powerful and beguiling, Barolo is northern Italy’s most famous wine. Typically very tannic and not ready to drink for many years, the wines from the La Morra commune are the earliest drinking Barolos. Decant for a few hours and you’ll be rewarded with a perfume of rose, red currant, and smoke. The palate is smooth with well-integrated tannin and bursts with red fruit, leather, and spice. Open a bottle for a special occasion this holiday and enjoy with a rich washed rind cheese or anything hard and Italian.