Barbaresco is known as the queen of Italian wine. The vineyards of Reyna lie on steep hillsides in Barbaresco and Neive, facing southeast and southwest. The soil is bluish-grey calcareous clay marl with good presence of microelements, with more sand in the Barbaresco vineyard. 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. The wine is aged for 18 months in large casks of French Allier and Slavonian oak followed by aging in bottle.

94 Points
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2015 vintage
94 Points
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2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 vintage was characterized by a long winter with abundant snow and then rain in the spring, restoring the precious water reserve after 2017 experienced very little rainfall. May and early June required careful monitoring of grape health. The year continued with a hot and dry summer, and the abundant quantity of fruit required the elimination of excess bunches (thinning of 30-35%). An ideal climate in the last weeks of summer and then mild days and cool nights of September allowed for a gradual maturation and the development of strong and elegant aromas. Harvest was carried out between October 5 and 10, collecting very healthy and perfectly ripe grapes that express the characteristics of the terroir.
Tasting Note
Garnet red with brilliant hues, this elegant wine expresses a fine bouquet with notes of small red fruits, rose petals and tea leaves. The tannins are fine and aristocratic, and the finish is long and full of flavor..
Food Pairing
Risotto, braised veal shank, lamb with herbs
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
PH: 3.64
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 2 years; aged for 18 months in large casks before refinement in the bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • An elegant and aristocratic Barbaresco with silky tannins
  • Low yields and hand harvested from great vineyards in Barbaresco and Neive
  • Traditional aging in large oak casks, showcasing an authentic Barbaresco

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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