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Barale Fratelli - 2020 Dolcetto, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo

Power and Nuance in the Traditional Style
September 13, 2022


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Barale Sisters


The Barale family history began with the founding of the winery in 1870 by Carlo Barale and continued with Grandson Sergio taking over in 1978. Family land holdings are among the most envied in Barolo, including the Bussia, Cannubi, and Castellero vineyards. Vines are generally old and are some of the most sought-after historic Nebbiolo clones. Despite evolving fashion and the emergence of modern trends in recent decades, the Barale family never strayed from authentic, traditional expressions of Barolo. 

Today we are offering other great Barales reds, the excellent Dolcetto, Barbera, and Langhe Nebbiolo, all three wines with terrific personality, wines that the Barales make with the same style

Sergio Barale’s daughters Eleonora and Gloria have taken the reins, doubling down on the traditional cellar and natural farming approach that has withstood the test of time. Walking through their vineyards, you see the land is alive. These wines are a perfect companion for those who prize power through grace and precise, nuanced wines. 


2020 Barale Dolcetto d’Alba Le Rose: From grapes in the commune of Barolo. Bright, energetic style. Fermented in stainless steel with native yeast, resting in concrete, and bottled without fining or filtration. Very Good Plus to Excellent23.99/bottle Case of twelve: 20.39/bottle

2020 Barale Fratelli Barbera d’Alba Castle: Something a bit more serious and structured. Old vines from Castellero, a renowned Nebbiolo vineyard. Fermentation in stainless steel with native yeast, aging in old oak, and bottled without fining or filtration. Very Good Plus to Excellent 24.99/bottle Case of twelve 21.24/bottle

2020 Barale Fratelli Langhe Nebbiolo: Younger vines from Costa di Rose and La Preda, excellent Barolo vineyards. It is treated in much the same manner as their Barolo and has unusual depth and complexity for Langhe Nebbiolo. It’s fermented in open-topped oak tino, aged in old Slavonian oak, and bottles without fining or filtration. Excellent29.99/bottle Case of twelve 25.49/bottle


Special mixed case: 4 bottles of each of the above for a special price of $268.49 (22.38/bottle)

Wines arrive later this week


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