The Barale family history began with the founding of the winery in 1870 by Carlo Barale, with Grandson Sergio taking over in 1978.
Despite evolving fashion and the emergence of modern trends in recent decades, the Barale family never strayed from true, traditional expressions of Barolo. They describe true Barolo as being perfumed and delicate, yet with a linear structure—wine able to be enjoyed on the nose alone. They have never used barrique despite pressure to do so. Many of their wines from the 1960’s and 1970’s are today considered among the finest and most pedigreed of the time period.
Today, Sergio Barale’s Daughters Eleonora and Gloria have taken the reins; doubling down on the traditional cellar and natural farming approach that has withstood the test of time. Walking through their vineyards, the land is alive, in stark contrast to plots owned by famous neighbors. These wines are a perfect companion for those who prize power through grace, and precise, nuanced wines. They also incredibly age worthy, commonly gaining complexity for 20-30 years (or more).