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 winemaking and aging cellars of the Marquis of Barolo, was purchased by Pietro Abbona. Today, the Abbona family continues in production.
Dolcetto d’Alba Madonna del Dono, is a red wine produced with 100% Dolcetto grapes that I have appreciated very much because it is harmonious and with a low level of acidity. What struck me about this wine is its evolution even if it is a young sign of a great work of refinement and careful yield of the grape.
It is a wine that goes well with any meal. Excellent as an accompaniment to first courses and second courses of meat but also starters from the land.