Quazzolo Winery is a very small winery located in Barbaresco Village which produces less than 10’000 bottle a year. This is what we call a boutique winery and Danilo, the actual owner, is the third generation of winemaker in this family. The production is mostly focused on Barbaresco wine and precisely their vineyards are located in Ovello and Cole which is at their first release this year with a 2016 Barbaresco single Cru.

This particular Barbaresco has been vinified with about fifteen days of maceration and spends 30 months in large oak barrels giving you this amazing elegant and silky Nebbiolo. We believe it is at its peak expression of freshness, earthiness and unique elegance (not too young and not too old!) The 2014 even though it was describe as such a “bad vintage” which it was not, but we like to say a “different vintage” due to the clima and amount of rain, in Barbaresco it was totally a good vintage, still less warmer than an classic vintage, but this it help to develop fresher fruits and higher acidity, which by history made some of the greatest and long life wines. This wine it’s made out from Ovello vineyards and to be honest is great to drink now, but it will be definetely greater in a couple of year!

The BARBARESCO denomination is a DOCG classified wine coming from Nebbiolo vineyards located on the norther side of the Langhe Region (Barolo and Barbaresco Regions). The area as seen on the map includes four villages of which Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive e San Rocco Seno d’Elvio. Barbaresco area even though if really closed to Barolo Denomination area, has such a different micro clima and this is the reason of different results if we compare the vintages with the Barolo. The law for this DOCG requires a low yield like Barolo and Roero and must be aged for a total of 26 months of which 9 minimum in barrel. Barbaresco is made of 100% Nebbiolo grape and as we menthion in the title, is a little softer style than what you would normally find in a glass of Barolo and this is the reason why we call it the wine of the Queen if Barolo is the wine of the King, for its softer tannins, easier approce, unique elegance but as well a longevity that make this wine as unique as Barolo. Actually in the future, due to the smaller quantity of the Barolo total bottles production, is an average of 4 to 5 million bottles every year, which is less than half than Barolo production and this it could be in the future a reason why Barbaresco could become more unique and hard to find than a Bottle of Barolo.

*The Map shows the BarbarescRoero Region.