"House of Gucci" oozes luxury and scandal, so it's only fitting to indulge in a wine that's just as opulent and captivating. Try a glass of Barolo, an Italian red wine that embodies the sophistication, complexity, and drama of the Gucci empire.
Directed by Ridley Scott, "House of Gucci" chronicles the tumultuous rise and fall of the iconic fashion dynasty. The story centers around Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), who marries into the Gucci family when she weds Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), heir to the luxury fashion brand. Patrizia, Maurizio, grapple with each other and the rest of the Gucci family for control of the family business. Based on real life events and the book of the same name by Sara Gay Forden, rich in betrayal, ambition, and passion, a wine like Barolo—often referred to as the "King of Wines"—is the perfect pairing.
Hailing from the Piedmont region of Italy, Barolo is a powerful and full-bodied red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape. Much like the Gucci brand itself, Barolo is steeped in tradition and prestige, known for its high-quality craftsmanship and ability to age gracefully. Paolo Scavino's Cannubi is no exception. The wine's intense flavors of cherry, rose, and licorice, mirror the film's intoxicating blend of glamour and darkness.
The bold tannins and elegant structure of Barolo are reminiscent of Gucci's creations that graced the runways under the brand's reign. As you marvel at the lavish costumes and stunning set designs, allow the wine's lingering finish to transport you to the heart of Italy, where the Gucci legacy was born.
By Eddie Beeby
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