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This is the Grand Italian Wine by definition, also produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo wine comes from the village in the Langa bearing the same name a few kilometres south of Alba. It is now made in eleven ‘communes’ or village territories, all situated on the scenic Langa hills shaped by centuries of vine cultivation a...

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This is the Grand Italian Wine by definition, also produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo wine comes from the village in the Langa bearing the same name a few kilometres south of Alba. It is now made in eleven ‘communes’ or village territories, all situated on the scenic Langa hills shaped by centuries of vine cultivation and dominated by medieval castles – including Barolo’s own. The other communes included in the Barolo production area are: La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba (with its exceptionally well- preserved medieval military fortress), Castiglio Falletto (its symbol, a round medieval tower, belongs to a still privately-owned manor building), Novello, Grinzane Cavour. Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi (here the castle is currently being restored).

These communes, unlike Barolo, are only permitted to cultivate Nebbiolo for Barolo on a part of their territory. Thanks to the farming genius of Count Camillo Benso of Cavour (who was also Italy’s first Prime Minister) and to the intuition of Giulia Colbert Falletti, the last Marquess of Barolo, Barolo wine began to be produced around halfway through the 19th century. This wine, particularly rich and harmonious, became the Savoy Family’s best ambassador, representing Piedmont in all the royal courts of Europe.

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At the moment, the tendency is a return to roots, with sobriety dominating production methods. What small differences there are do make for a stimulating range of experiences however, all of the highest level. This is a wine that is pleasing to the palate after four to five years and at its maximum after around ten but that can also be consumed with enormous pleasure after twenty or more. Obviously, the quality of the vintage plays its part: some are perfect and the resulting wine a masterpiece. Others, like the notorious 1977 vintage, produced no Barolo at all, while, 2002 with its summer of rain and hail, required all the skill of expert enologists to produce a valid wine.

(source: Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani)

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    The Bussia Barolo DOCG Cru line, dedicated to the great classics, of Prunotto comes from the renowned Bussia vineyard in the municipality of Monforte. Excellent Barolo, symbol of its cellar and one of the most important vineyards in the area, emblem of the denomination. Stylish, decisive, long-lasting, will be passionate over the years. A world-class red....

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    The Barolo DOCG by Borgogno comes from our best Cru that give us the true traditional Barolo. It ages at least four years in large oak barrels, which enhance the balance between elegance and power. The result is a classic wine: it expresses its tradition through the blending of five different crus representing the true and one time Barolo.

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    The Barolo Classic DOCG of Oddero is made with grapes coming from 3 different vineyards. Aging in Austrian oak barrels and Slavonia, for 30 months. Further aging in the bottle of 6 months. Wonderful wine rich in shades, robust and structured, warm and dry. Perfect for a long time. To be combined with rich and tasty dishes.      Technical sheet 

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    The Barolo DOCG of Rocche dei Manzoni is produced exclusively from nebbiolo grapes coming from the vineyards of the farm. A soft and succulent red, matured in barriques for about 36 before a further one-year bottle break. Harmonious and balanced, persistent, perfect to get to know the typology and the world of Rocche dei Manzoni. To be sealed and decanted...

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    The Barolo DOCG Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano of Rocche dei Manzoni is produced only by nebbiolo grapes coming from the historical cru of Santo Stefano di Perno. It is a Barolo that does not fear comparisons: ripening in barriques for about 36 months before a further one-year bottle break. A Barolo for the most important occasions.

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    The Barolo DOCG Vigna Madonna Assunta La Villa Riserva of Rocche dei Manzoni is produced exclusively from grapes of nebbiolo of the vineyard "Madonna Assunta La Villa" in Castelletto. It is marketed 10 years away from vintage. Let it mature for 36 months in barriques and refine for 7 years in bottle, it is a unique Barolo.

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