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The roots of the Azienda Agricola Barale Fratelli reach back to distant 1870, soon after Barolo wine made its appearance in the Langhe thanks to the work of the Falletti Marquis and of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. It was Cavour who invited French enologist Louis Oudart to the Langhe in order to develop an innovative style of winemaking suited...
The roots of the Azienda Agricola Barale Fratelli reach back to distant 1870, soon after Barolo wine made its appearance in the Langhe thanks to the work of the Falletti Marquis and of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. It was Cavour who invited French enologist Louis Oudart to the Langhe in order to develop an innovative style of winemaking suited to the Nebbiolo grape, which gave birth to modern Barolo production.
Francesco Barale was among the pioneers of this fortunate wine. The first traces of the Barale family in Barolo date to a 1600 parochial register. They owned vineyards in the Castellero, Cannubi, Preda and Costa di Rose zones. Today Sergio Barale, with his daughters Eleonora and Gloria, continue the family’s centuries-old experience of wine production. The cellar has embraced new technologies, always with the aim to increase the quality of Barolo and other typical wines from these hills.
Nonetheless, today as in the past, the character of wines is forged in the vineyard through assiduous manual labor. The processes of vinification and ageing merely maintain the equilibrium of the fruit’s components, with the aim of producing harmonious wines, readily recognizable in their organoleptic qualities as true to the grape varietal and the zone of origin.
Our heraldic crest is over a century old, and has been enriched by numerous medals won in international fairs since the late 1800s. This historic brand seals the continuity with tradition expressed above all in our company’s classic wines. Barolo and Barbaresco come from the best-exposed vineyards of the area and most of the vineyards has an average age of thirty years old; in the Castellero vineyard old Nebbiolo clones Michet and Rosè can still be found.In the historic underground cellars, a delicate hand and time are the essential instruments to preserve the quality of these wines. • Barbaresco Serraboella • Barolo Castellero • Barolo Cannubi • Barolo Vendemmia • Barolo Chinato • Grappa di Barolo
The warm colors of autumn in Langa represent the variety of colors, scents and flavors that characterize the wines of this selection. In the cellar, these different characteristics are highlighted by learning the art of vinification of each variety in respect of the attitudes of the grape itself. Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Chardonnay and Moscato are first of all fruits to be enjoyed to understand the uniqueness of the wines produced and the best way to appreciate it. • Barbera d’Alba Castellero • Dolcetto d’Alba C osta d i Rose • Langhe Arneis • Langhe Chardonnay • Langhe Nebbiolo • Moscato d’Asti Aie Sottane
A deep connection to the Langhe and knowledge of the hills’ memory have always guided Sergio to respect the region and its vines. Sergio Barale’s Selection is evidence of this, fruit of his long research into the company’s best vineyards.The renowned Bussia zone was chosen for experimental planting of Nebbiolo CN142, with the ambition to produce a Barolo bringing together ottimal soil quality with the best production characteristics of modern clones.The Bussia Dolcetto d’Alba also comes from that zone; in this case, the vineyard lies on the cooler slope, with eastern exposure. The wine is produced from the rare “peduncolo rosso” varietal of Dolcetto, with low yields and high resistance. The Castellero ridge was chosen for the late harvest for which Barbera d’Alba La Preda is now renowned. Ideal soil and climate conditions and very limited production characterize these wines, Sergio’s homage to the land. Unique inspiration yielded the Metodo Classico Sullelanghe. From an old Pinot Noir vineyard in near-abandon the idea of creating a sparkling wine from this land, which speaks volumes about its multifaceted personality. • Barolo Riserva Bussia • Dolcetto d’Alba Bussia • Barbera d’Alba La Preda • Sullelanghe