Welcome to Barbaresco
Delightful Barbaresco is surrounded by vineyards and characterised by its 30m-high, 11th-century tower, visible from miles around. There are more than 40 wineries and two enotecas (wine shop/bars) in the area. Only a few kilometres separate Barolo from Barbaresco; a rainier microclimate, nutrient-rich soil and fewer ageing requirements have made the latter's wine into a softer, more ethereal red that plays 'queen' to Barolo's 'king'. The village itself is similarly a little softer, less in your face than Barolo. The hilltop hamlet of Treiso, 15 minutes' drive away, also produces Barbaresco.