Reyna Barbaresco DOCG 2011

Michele Chiarlo

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Region: Italy / Piedmont / Barbaresco
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

The vineyards lie on the steep, southwest facing Langhe hillsides. Grapes are harvested an average of 10 to 15 days later than normal, resulting in extremely rich musts high in sugar and lower in acidity. Temperature controlled fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation and 12 months aging in French Allier and Slavonian oak followed by 12 months in bottle. Only about 25,000 bottles are produced of this Barbaresco.

93 Points

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2011 vintage
91 Points

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harvest note

After unpredictable early summer months, late summer and fall resulted in splendid conditions for harvest. Harvest occurred early with 10% lower yields but excellent results, surely another prized vintage. A very important factor this year has been the management of the vineyards: decisive has been the working of the ground under the vine rows (between one rootstock and another) that enabled the ground to be aerated and to store both rainwater and nighttime dew without loss; moreover, given the climatic conditions, our agronomists wisely avoided carrying out any defoliation in August, thus ensuring that the bunches of grapes were better protected from the sun’s rays.

tasting note

Pure, high-toned red berry aromas and flavors with green peppercorn, spice and almond notes, surround a core of vivid acidity and moderate tannins. Similar in character to Barolo, but more delicate, this Barbaresco has great aging potential.

food pairing

This is a great wine for roasts, large game such as wild boar and venison and game birds such as pheasant, quail and partridge.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Babaresco DOCG
PH: 3.59
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/l
ABV: 13.85%
AGING: minimum 1 year in French and Slavonian oak, 1 year in bottle

points of distinction

  • Similar in character to Barolo, but more delicate
  • Matured one year in oak barrels and one year in bottle before release
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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