Barbaresco is a great Piedmontese red wine and an aristocratic symbol of ancient and legendary origins. In ancient times, the location where the village of the same name stands today was covered by a forest so dense that the Ligurians who took refuge there found protection from the Roman cavalry. It was precisely because it remained outside the boundaries of their domains that the Romans called it "barbarica silva": this expression gave rise to the ancient toponym Barbaritium, which later evolved into its current name. Produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the northern Langhe, it is released on the market after a minimum maturation period of 26 months, at least 9 of which in wooden barrels. The identification of the most suitable cru (Asili, Rabajà, Gallina, Pajoré and others) and the work of legendary producers have brought this wine of excellence into the spotlight worldwide. Today it deserves its place among the most prestigious and long-lived Italian red wines: the best versions can evolve and mature in the bottle for decades.