This is the great Italian wine par excellence, made from Nebbiolo grapes. It originates in the heart of the Langhe hills, just outside the town of Alba: a magnificent amphitheatre of hills divided into tidy geometric stretches of vineyards. It was the wine of the Marquise Julia Colbert Falletti, Lady of Barolo and its lands, of Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, mayor of Grinzane for many years, and had the great of honour of gracing the tables of the Royal House of Savoy. More than three hundred barrels (carrą) of wine, one for every day of the year, once travelled along Via Roma in Turin to the Royal Palace. The wine had been sent by Marquise Julia to the then King Carlo Albert, by his express request, as he was curious to taste the excellent wines made on her land. Carlo Alberto was so delighted that he bought Verduno Castle and the neighbouring land, as well as the Pollenzo and Santa Vittoria d'Alba estates. Production zone: the whole municipal territory of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba and part of La Morra, Novello, Monforte d'Alba, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Diano d'Alba, Roddi and Cherasco. Maximum production per hectare: 8000 kilos for 52 hectolitres of wine

It is the wine that creates the atmosphere for grand occasions. Year after year it manages to give its best, confirming class and finesse, elegance and superior quality. It amazes consumers with its great variety of shades and scents which make every vintage unique and unrepeatable. Undoubtedly it isn't an easy wine, but a complex of olfactory and taste sensations, each one different from the last thanks to the immense range of nuances it conveys.
  • Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Colour: Bright garnet red with ruby hues that tend towards orange as it ages.
  • Bouquet: Very rich and harmonious. Violets, roses and liquorice. Scale of spices, such as vanilla and cinnamon
  • Flavour: Plesantly dry and complete. Robust and harmonious. Lingering warmth. Persistent in the mouth with character.
  • Aging: Minimum 3 years of which minimum 2 years on oak or chestnut barrels. Riserva after minimum 5 years
  • Alcohol: 13% minimum, often up to 14,5-15%
  • Best served with: delicious with game, red meat and matured cheeses
  • Serving temperature: 18-20 °C opening the bottle in advance.