Marchesi Di Barolo

The Marchesi di Barolo estate encompasses approximately 430 acres of vineyards in the Langhe, some of the finest in Piedmont, including the prestigious Cannubi cru. The cellars are located in the village of Barolo, overlooking the Renaissance castle of the Marchesi Falletti di Barolo.

Barolo as we know it today was first made in the early 19th century by the Marchese Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo and his wife, Giulia. The wine from their estate soon became known as "the wine from Barolo", served at important diplomatic and royal functions.

The Marchesi had no children and following the death of the couple, the Marchesi di Barolo dynasty was left without an heir. Per the wishes of Marchesa Giulia, a great philanthropist, the family assets were donated to charity and a non-profit foundation was created in their name, "Opera Pia Barolo", helping the most needy of nearby Torino. The sales of wine from their Barolo vineyards continue to fund the charity, which still exists today.

In 1929, local winemaker, Pietro Abbona purchased the cellars formerly owned by the Marchesi and eventually acquired all their vineyard holdings as well.

Today, Marchesi di Barolo remains a family business. Since 2006, the estate has been under the direction of Pietro's great-grandson and fifth-generation winemaker, Ernesto Abbona and his wife Anna, who have inherited a longstanding winemaking tradition and a love of the vineyards and its wines.

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Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2016
85% Barbera, 15% Nebbiolo “The color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic. This Barbera's sensory attributes
Item Number: 31154
Bottle:$14.45
Case: $173.40
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Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2016
“The perfume is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced. This Barbera's sensory attributes make it an outstanding accompaniment for imposing first
Item Number: 31074
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2015
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88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 “The 2015 Maraia is an immediate and accessible wine with a plump and juicy approach. The wine is partially aged in oak and fruit comes from the Monferrato sub zone that normally renders a slightly more rustic and earthy personality. Wild berry is followed by forest bramble, button

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 “The 2015 Ruvei benefits from a vintage that was well-suited to the Barbera grape. This variety needs a little extra summer heat to iron out its high acidity. Those conditions were beautifully met in 2015. The wine is partially aged in oak, so there are little wood influences.

Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2014
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"The color is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. The perfume is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced." ~Winery Notes

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2014
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"The color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic. This Barbera's sensory attributes make it an outstanding

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2013
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"The grapes used in producing this wine come exclusively from vineyards located in the heart of the production of Barolo, Barbaresco and Nebbiolo d'Alba. Production code allows to make Barbera d'Alba wine in the assembly with a small percentage (up to 15%) of Nebbiolo d'Alba, in order to increase

Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2013
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 “Bright and fruity with lots of citrus and berry character. Medium to full body, fresh finish. Drink now." ~J.S.  Wine Spectator 89  "Black cherry, black currant pastille and leather notes ride a wave of vibrant acidity in this fresh, juicy red, with a lingering finish. Drink

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2012
"The color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic. This Barbera's sensory attributes make it an outstanding

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2011
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89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2011 Barbera d’Alba Ruvei is an articulate and sophisticated rendition of Barbera with soft oak tones that softly enhance its bright fruit. The wine opens to an inky dark appearance with bright acidity that is well-tamed within the dense flesh of the wine. Anticipated

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2010
"The color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic." ~ Winery Notes

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera d'Alba 2009
"The color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic. " ~ Winery Notes

Marchesi di Barolo 'Ruvei' Barbera D' Alba 2008
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"A candied cherry aroma marks this Barbera, along with a veneer of oak. Lean and racy, with a mineral streak on the aftertaste. Needs food. Drink now through 2014." - BS

Marchesi di Barolo Ruvei Barbera d' Alba 2005
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91"The color is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. The odor is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and hints of vanilla. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant and balanced. The wine also features a big body." ~Winery Notes

Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2012
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "An aromatic red, sporting black currant and violet aromas and flavors, accented by black pepper and clove. This is firmly structured, with a long, saturated finish. Drink now through 2016." - B.S.  Wine Advocate 87 "The 2012 Barbera del Monferrato Maraia offers a cheerful nod