The official Barolo DOCG zone comprises eleven of northern Italy’s most picturesque villages, including the commune of Serralunga d’Alba, home of Azienda Agricola Sukula. Stretching amongst Piedmont’s Langhe hills, this is one of most productive and highly prized wine production centers in the world.
The Langhe is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. This region has produced wine since 500 BC, and has five distinct wine-growing regions. Of those, Barolo is the most esteemed. Eight kilometers at it’s widest point, the Barolo zone has nearly 2000 hectares under vine, and represents only 4% of Italy’s total wine production, and less than 1/1000th of the world’s wine production. Barolo is truly a special and unique wine.
All Barolo wines are 100% nebbiolo. DOCG laws dictate that the wine is aged for a minimum of 38 months, of which 18 must be in wooden barrels. The wines are typically garnet red in color and have an intense, characteristic odor. To learn more about the wines produced at Sukula, please visit this page.