Magic Door is a limited portfolio of artisan wines from renowned vineyards and appellations around the world. These wines represent our most exceptional discoveries defined by the effort that went into their creation, and their ability to reveal unique characteristics of place. Story: The vineyards of Italy's Piedmont lie southeast of the city of Turin on hillsides close to the Tanaro River. The most famous area is Barolo, where vines grow on steep limestone hills near the town of Alba. Vineyard plantings by royal families in the mid to late 1800s, and the assistance of the French oenologist Louis Oudart, earned Barolo its reputation as the "King of Wines and Wine of Kings." Nebbiolo is the only grape allowed in the production of Barolo. Its name comes from the Itallian name for fog, "neddia". It likely received this name as a result of the morning fog in the vineyards at harvest, or from the fog-like bloom that appears on the grape skins. Taste: Aromas of fresh cherries and violets with hints of leather, clove and cinnamon. The wine is dry and full-bodied combining the freshness of red cherries with an earthy, savory texture. The tannins are big, but ripe. With a little decanting, this wine is enjoyable now, but its true nature may only reveal itself after a decade or more in the bottle.