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Barolo Piedmont, Italy

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The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.

There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.

On the eastern side of the region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soils types.

The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.

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  • Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 1996 Front Label
    Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Roagna Barolo La Rocca E La Pira Riserva 1996 Front Label
    Roagna Barolo La Rocca E La Pira Riserva 1996
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  • Prunotto Barolo Bussia (1.5 Liter Magum) 1996  Front Label
    Prunotto Barolo Bussia (1.5 Liter Magum) 1996
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  • Fratelli Seghesio Barolo La Villa 1996 Front Label
    Fratelli Seghesio Barolo La Villa 1996
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  • Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 1996 Front Label
    Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 1996
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  • Marcarini Barolo La Serra 1996 Front Label
    Marcarini Barolo La Serra 1996
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  • Parusso Barolo Mariondino 1996 Front Label
    Parusso Barolo Mariondino 1996
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  • Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo 1996 Front Label
    Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo 1996
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Red Label 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Aldo Conterno Bussia Soprana Barolo 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 1996 Front Label
    Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 1996
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  • Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 1996 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba Riserva (red label) 1996 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba Riserva (red label) 1996
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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 1996 Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 1996
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  • Ceretto Prapo Barolo 1996 Front Label
    Ceretto Prapo Barolo 1996
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  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 1996 Front Label
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  • Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose 1996 Front Label
    Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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