For many local Italians the Piedmont region, located in northwest Italy, just over the Swiss border, is known as: “The new undiscovered Tuscany!...
If we tell you Barolo, the famous wine of the Langhe will immediately come to mind. But Barolo is also a beautiful village, located right in the hills of the Langhe in Piedmont, in the province of Cuneo. Many tourists, attracted by the prestigious wine, discover a very pleasant and characteristic village, formed by a several narrow streets on which small houses overlook. The village is dominated by the Castle of the Marquis Falletti of Barolo.
“Inside the castle you can also visit the Wine Museum, the WiMu, the most innovative wine museum in Italy, in whose cellars is also located the Regional Enoteca of Barolo.”
The Wine Museum tour leads from the panoramic terrace of the castle, which offers a breathtaking view of the Langhe, up to the historic cellars where, in the mid-nineteenth century, Barolo wine was born. The museum was inaugurated in 2010 and can be visited every day. Nearby the Castle you can find a very special museum, that of the ancient Corkscrews, housed in an old cellar.
Although Barolo has become an important tourist destination and a reference point for wine production, in the village you can still breathe the simplicity and traditions that have not changed over the years. Barolo, extracted from Nebbiolo grapes, is produced only in 11 municipalities in this area.
As tradition and production discipline want, there are 11 municipalities where Nebbiolo grapes become Barolo, distributed over an area of about 1700 hectares: Cherasco, Verduno, Roddi, La Morra, Grinzane Cavour, Castiglione Falletto, Diano d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, Serralunga d’Alba and Monforte d’Alba, the 11 essences, the protagonists, which make up the Barolo DOCG since 1980. Each municipality, area, sub-area, vineyard and parcel are magical and diverse expressions that are hidden within every single vintage and bottle.
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