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.
There are many producers, both established and emerging, each with their unique approach to winemaking. Exploring wines from smaller, lesser-known producers can often yield delightful and unique experiences for wine enthusiasts.
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.