Barolo Wine

Barolo, a.k.a. “The king of wines, the wine of kings” is perhaps the most prestigious wine produced in Italy, in the Piedmont province. It’s based on the Nebbiolo grape, which is notoriously difficult to grow. In fact, the earliest Barolos (documented as far back as the 13th century) were produced in a sweeter style, with more residual sugar due to the winemakers’ lack of control over the cooler regional temperatures. The fermentation process would halt too early under the frigid conditions, and the lack of proper yeasts would bring up the alcohol and sugar content. But for centuries, everyone seemed to be OK with this. 

The name most likely derives from the Celts, who dwelled in the region in ancient times and referred to it as “bas reul,” low-lying place. In the Medieval age it was called Villa Barogly, and then by 1600, Barrolo or Barollo. Eventually the single “r” and “l” spelling came about, probably to avoid further argument. Speaking Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Barolo under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Barolo View all

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Barolo

Popular Wineries in Barolo View all

  • Cascina Adelaide

    The good luck of living in the Langa obligates us to always give the best of ourselves. The love ...

  • Cascina Bruni

    The vine growing and wine producing "Cascina bruni" properties are situated in piedmont, the grea...

  • Michele Chiarlo

    Our Philosophy is to produce wines whose characteristics faithfully represent that variety of pro...

  • Luigi Baudana

    Luigi and Fiorina Baudana have been cultivating since 1975 the 4.5 hectares of their ownership v...

  • Conterno Fantino

    The making of high quality vine begin with the grapes. The work carried out in the vineyard ends ...

  • Brovia

    “In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more a...

Page 6 of 97

Barolo on Snooth

  • Back to GdP's comment.  Wine prices, esp of "collectible" ... Someone who bought a great Barolo/Cal Cab/Bordeaux when it could be bought for $25 lists it and doesn't usually expect to beat inflation when they sell it because they have too much or their tastes changed.  And lots of us in the secondary market are skeptical about overpaying becau... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Shall we have a post today?


  • Old wines you decant mostly for sediment, IMO.  Too much air can kill ... ... ... Unless it's old Barolo, which needs decanting to lose the funky, dirty smells.  Young wines also want decanting to open them up, but sometimes they need days and days.  Better just to let them rest, although we all succumb to our infanticide impulses now and the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic ..So does anyone care about...


  • "Why do people buy current release wines, mostly Cali cabs and Bordeaux, ... ... to, I think you can add Barolo/Barbaresco to the list of wines where newly released infants are far more expensive than properly aged and ready-to-drink bottles.OT, if you know what to look for (like, for example, ex-chateau!) there are definitely opportunities t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Shall we have a post today?


  • Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've ... and Spain (Chianti, Piedmont/Barolo or Barbaresco, or traditional Rioja for example) tend to be squarely on the savory side. Some of the wines may be very expensive such as a Gaja single vineyard Barbaresco, retails around $300. Saw one in a friend's cellar recently a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Oops, I did it again.  No, I didn't forget the name of the Energy ... ... also my second Serralunga Barolo in a short time.  In stock, so I'll probably pick it up this week, along with some Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium that is supposed to be waiting for me. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Hermitage probably would have been better but I wanted something fruitier. Then ... ... think about it since the Barolo was sitting on the counter. About Glen - if you ever get a chance to see it, there's a movie called Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. Came out sometime in the early 90s. He was a famous germaphobe, worried about gettin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking...


  • With venison I always want something big and fruity. I just like the combo. Had ... one. Settled on a middling Barolo and won't do that again.With Glen Gould, it would depend on how loudly he was hummin Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking...


  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... for me, too, even north of Barolo. So would sangiovese or a Super Tuscan blend. Alternatively, a riesling Spatlese from the Rhein? West County (The True) Sonoma, or Willamette PNs. Maybe even a southern Rhone or a Priorat. The list could go on, but need more dat Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking...


  • Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year.  With three drinking ... e Battista Borgogno Cannubi Barolo Riserva that JD and I had when he was up for his birthday, and the 1998 Fontanafredda Paiagallo. If I nominated a third wine, it would probably be the Canatlupo Ghemme.  So, yeah, all Nebbiolo from Piemonte. My wine experience of the ye... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • GregT, I do live in a little bubble.  And I am going to do everything in ... ... get much of here is aged Barolo in restos.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


prev 1 ...  4 5 6 7 8  ...  97 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Barolo wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network