Producer: Fratelli Barale


Region: Piedmonte


Producer Info:

One of the oldest estates in the Langhe, Fratelli Barale was founded in 1870, shortly after the Barolo denomination was created with the help of Marchesi Falletti and founding father of modern Italy, Count of Cavour, Camillo Benso. Sergio Barale and his daughters manage the estate today. The various expressions of Barolo are all aged from two to three years in botte grande.


Barale own vineyards in some of the most outstanding locations in the Barolo area –Castellero, Costa di Rose, Preda –, as well as a part of Monforte’s Bussia. The Barale winery, located right in the heart of Barolo’s historical centre, is today run by Sergio Barale, who manages both vineyards and the winemaking cellar, flanked by oenologist Stefano Della Piana. There are 20 hectares under vine, of which 7 are dedicated to nebbiolo for Barolo: 4 out of the 6 hectares of Castellero, with a southwest exposure and 35-year-old vines, and 1 hectare each in the three crus, Preda, Costa di Rose (each 10 years old), and Bussia, which together have constituted the heart of the estate for over a century.


Tasting Note:


Beautifully attractive roses and notes of ripe prunes and Californian dates, as well as red plums and tar. The palate is plush, rich and ripe with sweeping waves of tannins carrying ripe plum and cherry flavors.


Alcohol (%): 14.5%