Barolo is one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions, known for producing high-quality red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape variety in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. These wines are known for their complexity, aging potential, and the ability to reflect the unique terroir of the region. They are characterized by a rich tannic structure, rust-red coloration and 'tar and roses' aromas.
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.