Marchesi di Barolo is an Italian wine estate in Piedmont, particularly known for its single-vineyard and riserva wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The historic estate often releases older vintages demonstrating the ageworthiness of the wines.
Barolo is required by law to be aged for at least 38 months after the harvest prior to release, of which at least 18 months must be in Slovonian Oak Casks. To gain the classification of Riserva the minimum ageing period prior to release is five years.
Aged Barolo is a true masterpiece of Italian winemaking, revealing a brick-red or garnet hue with a touch of orange at the rim, indicative of its maturity. The nose is a captivating bouquet of dried roses, violets, and evolving tertiary aromas like leather, tobacco, and truffle. Velvety and well-integrated tannins provide an elegant texture, complementing rich flavors of dried red fruits, figs, and subtle hints of orange peel. The palate showcases the wine's longevity, supported by balanced acidity and a persistent finish often described as "tar and roses." Aged Barolo epitomizes the pinnacle of Nebbiolo's potential, offering a harmonious blend of mature fruit, complex aromatics, and refined structure—a true reflection of its terroir and traditional winemaking. Perfectly paired with truffle-infused dishes, aged cheeses, hearty stews, or game meats, it promises an exceptional and memorable tasting experience.