Barolo VS Barbaresco endless challenge
Fighting without weapons but with tastings!
Barolo VS Barbaresco: who will win the challenge? Many are the wines that our beloved and generous land of Langa produces. Still, for sure, the scepter of the king of the Langhe is contended by Barolo and Barbaresco…but, wait a minute, are we talking about the extraordinary wines or the charming villages that bear the same name?
Barolo vs. Barbaresco: who will win the challenge?
A challenge opens today: will you be on the Barolo or Barbaresco team? Joking aside… both places are truly magical and fascinating, giving wonderful glimpses that delight the eyes of travelers who “go for Langhe.”
However, I want to illustrate better what Barolo and Barbaresco represent for the Langhe and give you a little guide to consult in case you can pass through here!
The country Barolo and its wine
Barolo is a small village with a little more than 700 inhabitants, located in the Langhe province of Cuneo. Like most of the surrounding villages, it was founded by the settlement of the Celtic peoples, who had baptized the place with the name “bas real” or “low place.”
The village was established around the year 1000, but in 1250 it passed to the Falletti family, who remained the owners until 1864. Thanks to the Falletti family, today, Barolo is the territory where Barolo wine is made.
One of the must-see attractions is the Falletti Castle in Barolo, which has housed the Wine Museum – WIMU since 2010. Organized and set up by F. Confino, the museum aims to be an interactive and emotional journey into the world of wine, touching on traditions, culture, history, and the method of obtaining it. “Not a place where you learn, but a place that talks about the relationship between <<we>> and <<he>>,” says F. Confino.
The Barolo WIMU wine museum unfolds through a descending path. Halls are full of colors, sounds, lights, videos, and images; in short, they are a museum of the five senses in the round, an experience that will leave you breathless!
From Barolo to Barbaresco
Many believe that the name “Barbaresco” comes from the barbaric silva, occupied first by the Ligurians and then by the Romans. At the same time, others believe it comes from the Saracen population, nicknamed “Barbareschi.”
The most exciting point of interest in the village is the tower, called the Barbaresco Tower, from which begins a medieval wall that still encircles the village’s boundaries.
The Barbaresco tower is 36 meters high, and from the top, there is a beautiful view of Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato, stretching beyond the Tanaro River.
The tower was built around the year 1000 and had the function of defense and sighting of the territory of the Saracens. That is why it is visible from several points in the adjacent territory-if you pay attention to it, driving through the hills around Barbaresco, you will always be able to spot it!
This was part of a more extensive system of defensive fortifications of which, unfortunately, no trace remains today. After a period of restoration, today, it can be revisited, and we can also offer you a glass of excellent Barbaresco to seal the moment! Like the Barbaresco Tower, other similar towers stood along the Tanaro River.
Barolo and Barbaresco are not only two beautiful pearls of the Langhe, but they are also home to two outstanding and internationally appreciated wines!
The best way to learn about wines as elegant and structured as Barolo and Barbaresco is to taste them, perhaps in a beautiful Langhe winery overlooking the Nebbiolo vineyards that give rise to such extraordinary wines.
Here we have Tours that allow you to get the idea for yourself!
Barbaresco has nothing to envy to the more noble Barolo. Indeed, the game between the two is delicious and addicting!
Barolo Barbaresco: their most salient features
|BARBARESCO DOCG||BAROLO DOCG|
|Zona di produzione||The entire territory of the municipalities of Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso, and the part of the hamlet “San Rocco,” formerly part of the municipality of Barbaresco and aggregated to the city of Alba, falling within the province of Cuneo||Entire territory of the communes of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba and in part the territory of the communes of Monforte d’Alba, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi falling within the province of Cuneo.|
|Sensory characteristics||A wine of remarkable texture and soft, dry, and full flavor, when young, it shows slightly fruity notes, while as it ages, the tannic finish prevails||Elegant and measured on the palate, it is a wine with earthy characteristics with a tannin taste that lends body and delicious notes of licorice and coffee|
|Minimal aging||26 months of which nine months in wood||38 months of which 18 months in wood|
|Minimum alcohol tit.||12% vol.||12,50& vol.|
In case you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend them!
Still undecided on the winner of the challenge? Why not start planning a little trip to the Langhe? Then you need to come and meet them in person!
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