Barolo is a red DOCG wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy's greatest wines. Nebbiolo is a finicky, hard-to-grow grape that produces stunningly complex and long-lasting wines. Its heartland lies in the Langhe hills of Piedmont around the small town of Barolo. With its tendency for early flowering and late harvest the 100% Nebbiolo wines of Barolo are subject to a distinct vintage effect but are usually complex and powerful.