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Marchesi di Barolo

The story of a wine named Barolo began here two hundred years ago in a wine cellar in the heart of the Langhe area.
Marchesi di Barolo historical cellars are located in the town of Barolo, in the building overlooking the Castle of the Marquis Falletti. It is here that more than 200 years ago a beautiful story began. The story of a wine cellar where, in the heart of the Langhe area and protected by gentle hills, a wine was born. That wine was then called Barolo, in honor of the town where it was produced for the first time.

The Marchesi di Barolo Falletti, already beginning to produce the wines with all care in their namesake wine estates. The story of a wine cellar where, in the heart of the Langhe area and protected by gentle hills, a wine was born. That wine was then called Barolo, in honor of the town where it was produced for the first time.

The story begins precisely in 1807, in Paris, when the Marquis of Barolo Carlo Tancredi Falletti married Juliette Colbert de Maulévrier, a French noblewoman and the great granddaughter of the Sun King’s well-known Minister of Finance. Juliette saw the great potential of the wine made in Barolo that, after a complete fermentation and a long aging in wood, would have been able to unveil all the qualities typical of the soil and of the grape variety:

Nebbiolo, powerful and austere, able to last long and to express all the characteristics of this extraordinary terroir.

Today the Abbona Family continues the work that began more than two centuries ago: producing high quality wines meant to enrich, year after year, the history of this important cellar where modernity and tradition meet and where a great heritage of vineyards and knowledge has been passed down from parents to children for over five generations. Armed with great winemaking experience, Anna and Ernesto Abbona, together with their children Valentina and Davide, present themselves as faithful interpreters of the native vineyards and their locations, respecting them and rigorously preserving the typical qualities thanks to the vinification of the grapes that come from their own vineyards and the winemaking processes selected over many years of activity, focusing on the location and the cultivation capacities of the single vines.

Barolo and, more generally speaking, the Langhe, are linked to an extremely peculiar geographical area: protected to the North, West and South by the chain of mountains that forms the Alps and characterized by a high level of biodiversity. The town of Barolo, which gave its name to the “King of Wines”, rises literally at the center of the two subzones which characterize its production area and, despite the fact that the town of Barolo is situated on the top of a hill that dominates the valley towards Alba, curiously its name means low-rise place, since it is surrounded by higher hills that protect it from severe weather and excessive wind.


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