Barolo Brunate DOCG

Brunate has been recognized as one of the best crus zones for Barolo for seven hundred years. It was first listed as an “Additional Geographical Definition,” which aims to further narrow down the eleven municipalities.

The Marcarini family is proud to respect traditions that have led to beautiful wines for many generations. In fact, they concentrate on low yields, respecting the grapes natural cycle and waiting until they reach absolute perfection and meticulous selection. South and southwest-facing vineyards feature classic calcareous-clay soil with a high magnesium content. Extended maceration lasts at least twenty-eight days and aging takes place in oak for a minimum of twenty-four months.

A noble rendition that pays homage to its roots with a vast aromatic profile and elegant palate.

Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | James Suckling95
  • 2017 | Wine Enthusiast93
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator92
  • 2016 | Vinous92
  • 2015 | Vinous Media 92
  • 2013 | Wine & Spirits91
  • 2010 | Wine Advocate91
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar93
  • 2009 | Wine Review Online95
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel, concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

5-10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

27 °C (80.6 °F)

Maceration technique:

Submerged Cap Maceration

Length of maceration:

up to 45 days after fermentation

Malolactic fermentation:


Fining agent:


Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container size:

22-45 Hl

Container age:

From 10 to 50 Years Old

Type of oak:


Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

24 months In Oak + 6 Months in Stainless Steel

Aging in bottle:

6 Months


Natural Cork



Vineyard location:

La Morra and Barolo, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

4.5 hectares (11 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay with high magnesium content

Vine training:



300 meters (984 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,000 vines per hectare


70 q/he



Years planted:

1978, 1987

Age of vines:

32 and 41 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid October

First vintage of this wine:

Before 1900

Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

The nose is composite, rich, full and persistent, with hints of roses, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and brushwood. Impressive taste sensations reveal the wine’s imperious, noble, warm and velvety character, and the flavor is long and intense.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

20+ years


Alc. cont. 14% by vol.


The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti