Four Classic NFL Themes and Their Perfect Barolo Pairings

Posted January 22, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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Nothing captures the unique combination of power and grace that defines professional football like the classic NFL Films anthems composed by Sam Spence. In the wine world, when we hear “power and grace,” we immediately think Barolo.  

As we approach this year’s big game, here are four stunning Barolos, each paired with a classic NFL theme to put you in the mood for gridiron greatness. If you ask us, sampling these beauties definitely beats 9 hours of redundant pre-game analysis!


“Up as She Rises”

Drink with: 

2010 Sordo Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione

Announces itself with a flourish before revealing a surprising gentler side and building to its impressive finish.


“Salute to Courage”

Drink with:

2010 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

Majestic and memorable, notable for its velvety, layered texture.


“Round Up”

Drink with:

2009 A & G Natale Fantino Barolo

Big, burly, and workmanlike -- ready to deliver in the trenches.


“The Magnificent Eleven”

Drink with:

2009 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin

A classic that elicits immediate goosebumps and brings you back to discover more.



Product Label.

Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin

94+ Monica Larner - Robert Par...

Item: 76105

750 mL

Retail: $81.99

$54.97 per btl

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A & G Natale Fantino...

93+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Item: 79800

750 mL

Retail: $69.99

$49.97 per btl

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Vietti Barolo Castiglione

94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Item: 80394

750 mL

Retail: $49.99

$39.97 per btl

Item: 84418

750 mL

Retail: $65.00

$31.99 per btl