Marchesi di Barolo steeped in tradition

Anna Abbona, the fifth generation owner of the iconic Italian wine house Marchesi di Barolo, pictured during a recent visit to India
Anna Abbona, the fifth generation
owner of the iconic Italian wine
house Marchesi di Barolo, pictured
during her recent visit to India.

Barolo wine is named after the Marchesa di Barolo, a French noblewoman who married an Italian nobleman and was responsible for producing the first fine wines from Barolo in the 1850s. She left no heirs but her legacy has been carried forward by the Abbona Family, five generation owners of Marchesi di Barolo, who continue the Marchesa’s pioneering work with wines that are modern and yet steeped in tradition.

The two eponymous wines from the Barolo and Barbaresco zones in Piedmont produce very distinctive wines typically characterised by aromatic tar, rose, liquorice and truffle notes. Often described as an “intellectual” wine with a reputation for ageing well, a traditional Barolo is massive, with a rich, classic structure and powerful tannins while a Barbaresco is more elegant and approachable.


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