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Barolo: the king of wines

This wine, known and appreciated all over the world, is perfect with red meats, game, cheeses like Castelmagno and Bra duro.

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In the Cuneo area are produced 6 Aocg wines including Barolo.



Barolo is a wine with a great structure, it expresses a complex and fascinating bouquet of organoleptic qualities.Its red colour is intense and the taste reminds raspberries and wild strawberries and cherries; but it has also some echoes of roses, violet, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and nutmeg; sometimes it can have notes of cocoa, tobacco and licorice. It is produced with Nebbiolo vine and it is aged for at least 3 years, it can bears the “Riserva” label only if it is aged for  5 years or more.  Since 2010 Barolo bottles can bear additional labels with further geographical information.

Area  of production

It is produced in the following municipalities: Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba and partly in Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Monforte d’Alba, Novello, Cherasco, La Morra, Roddi and Verduno.


It was Giulia Colbert Falletti, the last maquise of Barolo, who started the production of this wine at the beginning of the 19th century; the local dry Nebbiolo wine, produced following “the Bordeaux way”, according to the indications of the count Oudart, an important French expert was invited in Italy by the count Camillo Benso of Cavour to bring back to life his cellars.

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