Barbaresco | Barolo
Two villages in Langhe Piedmont Italy– They always produce 100% Nebbiolo, however each area is a touch different. Therefore the expression of the grape is also unique.
Barbaresco Langhe Piedmont — Barbarescos are feminine- rose petals, soft earth, with vivacious cherry expression! But don’t be fooled- this wine is still a gorgeous powerhouse.
- located south of the Tanzano river and north east of Barolo in the Langhe region. Though impacted by the cooling mists from the Alps, there is a mediating maritime factor for early ripening that allows for a riper and less tannic expression.
- soil consists of calcareous marl
3. 100% Nebbiolo
- aged 24 months prior to release with 9 months in oak
- region originates back to 1894 but popularity only arose in the 1950’s thanks to Gaja and Giacoso.
Barolo Langhe Piedmont — Barolos are powerful- leather, musky pine forest earth, tobacco leaves, truffle, dried roses, and cured cherries!
- located on the Monferrato hillside- never in the valley or flats and 1.9 miles southwest of Barbaresco
2. soil consists of a mixture of sand, calcareous marl and clay; with communes La Morra and Barolo showing more calcareous marl similar to Barbaresco
- 100% Nebbiolo
4. aged 38 months prior to release with 18 months in oak
- originally created as a sweet wine for nobility- the late 1800’s turned toward dryer wines. The highly tannic Barolo area Nebbiolo found success with aging.