Barolo Brunate DOCG
Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758, surrounded on all sides by perfectly manicured hillside vineyards. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. The winery’s historic cool, underground cellars are ideal for classic élevage. The exquisite Marcarini range features an embracing style, outstanding longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for.
Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri Pre-Fillossera, one of its historic crus, is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre-Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned in some of the most sought-after areas of the region known for winemaking excellence. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimate are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. Vineyard surface covers 42 of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively).
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
- 2015 | Vinous Media 92
- 2014 | Wine Spectator91
- 2015 | Vinous92
- 2015 | James Suckling94
- 2014 | Wine Enthusiast90
- 2013 | Wine & Spirits91
- 2010 | Wine Advocate91
- 2010 | International Wine Cellar93
- 2009 | Wine Review Online95
Stainless steel, concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
27 °C (80.6 °F)
Submerged Cap Maceration
Length of maceration:
up to 45 days after fermentation
From 10 to 50 Years Old
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
24 months In Oak + 6 Months in Stainless Steel
Aging in bottle:
La Morra and Barolo, Piedmont
4.5 hectares (11 acres)
Calcareous clay with high magnesium content
300 meters (984 feet) above sea level
4,000 vines per hectare
Age of vines:
32 and 41 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
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.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.
Alc. cont. 14% by vol.
The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti