Barolo is a small, traditional village in the Langhe region, Piedmont, Italy. It was one of the first Italian wine regions to achieve DOCG (Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita , or controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) status, the highest classification requiring particular production methods and denotes quality of wine. For example, the production code of the area requires that all vineyards in the Barolo region are to be on hillsides.
Barolo wine must be made up of 100% Nebbiolo grapes in order to achieve DOCG classification. Barolos are wines that age well and are noted for their aroma of tar and roses. Barolo wine has a strong tannin presence and acidity, with a rich and full bodied flavour.