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Barolo Wine

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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 wine 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 wine, 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 Barolo wine 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 soil 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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    Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Luigi Einaudi Barolo Nei Cannubi 2001
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    Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2001 Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo 2001 Front Label
    Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (scuffed labels) 2001 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (scuffed labels) 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2001
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  • Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose 2001 Front Label
    Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2001 Front Label
    Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2001
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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