Barolo

Territory

Barolo is a small town in Piedmont, in the heart of the Langhe. Its position is particular because, unlike the other neighboring towns, it is not located neither on the ridge or on the top of a hill, but it is perched on a hill on the valley floor and surrounded by a large amphitheater of vineyard slopes.

The fortune of this place dates back to the most remote past. Its hills - now completely covered by the vineyards of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto - were born from the raising of the seabed and are characterized by a common denominator: the presence of clays rich in limestone.

The north-west part is made up of a land with a higher sandy percentage (also called Sant'Agata marl), which allows to obtain more elegant wines, while the south-east part gives a more compact soil, which allows to obtain more structured wines.

Classification

  • Barolo DOCG - Red wine based on Nebbiolo (100%)
  • Alba DOC - Red wine based on Nebbiolo (70-85%) and Barbera (15-30%)
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC - Red wine based on Barbera (85-100%) and Nebbiolo (0-15%)
  • Dolcetto d'Alba DOC - Red wine based on Dolcetto (100%)
  • Langhe DOC - Red and wine wine based on several varieties
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