King of Italian Wine
The Ancient Cellars of Marchesi di Barolo are based in Barolo, in the building facing the Castle of the Marquises Falletti. The story begins, more precisely, in 1807 when the Marquis of Barolo, Carlo Tancredi Falletti, marries a French noblewoman in Paris, Juliette Colbert of Maulévrier, great-grandson of the famous finance minister of the Sun King. It was Juliette who understood the great potential of the wine produced in Barolo which, only after a complete fermentation and a prolonged aging in wood, could reveal all the typical qualities of the soil and the vine, the nebbiolo. Following the death of Juliette, the Tenuta Opera Pia Barolo, or the ancient winemaker Barolo, was purchased by Pietro Abbona.
Today the Abbona Family continues the work that began more than two centuries ago: producing high quality wines meant to enrich, year after year, the history of this important cellar where modernity and tradition meet and where a great heritage of vineyards and knowledge has been passed down from parents to children for over five generations.