Barolo Wine Region Guide

Barolo: Italy's Crowning Jewel, Where Magic Meets Mastery in a Bottle


Last updated: February 25, 2024


If Barbaresco is an excellent example of Nebbiolo, Barolo is the greatest expression of this singular grape. Like Burgundy, it is a region that continues to ignite passion, fetch impressive prices, and lubricate the cogs of the fine wine trade. The formula involves calcareous clay soils on the right bank of the River Tanaro in Northwest Italy, which, combined with a unique climate and unparalleled expertise, grows Nebbiolo to perfection. In the best years, the results are pure bottled magic: autumnal aromas wrapped around red fruit, leather, spice, wax, and incense. The tannins, often harsh in their youth, melt into velvety elegance. In every sense, Piedmont is Italy’s answer to the Cote d’Or – a paradise for collectors and connoisseurs.


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