The famous Barolo wine is named after the village about 15 kilometers southwest of Alba. The traditional style has taken a back seat for several years as its wines take an average of more than 10 years to release aromas of dark berries and spicy notes and the mighty tannin structure gradually begins to broaden. The modern Barolos, which are mostly matured in oak barrels and show fewer tannins due to a significantly lower maceration time, can be enjoyed after the release of the vintage, even though they can still be in the cellar for more than 15 years.
Piedmont wine region stretches between the Alps from the north and Apennines from the south. These two mountain ranges have a significant role in the viticulture of the region. They are responsible for the favorable climate and terroir, which produces significantly high-quality Piemonte Italian wine. The Apennines form a hilly landscape in the south and this is exactly where the best vineyards of Piedmont are located on calcareous marl or poor sandstone soils.