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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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    La Spinetta Barolo Campe 2012
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2012 Front Label
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    Elvio Cogno Ravera Barolo 2012
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
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    Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2012
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    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
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    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva (3 Liter) 2012
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    Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2012
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