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.

92 Points
Wine Spectator
2019 vintage
91 Points
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 vintage began with heavy rain and moderate snowfall the previous winter, with some snow in February that together accumulated an excellent water reserve. The classic spring weather was followed by hot and dry months of May and June. Abundant rainfall at the beginning of July allowed for an ideal and balanced ripening during the hot and dry summer season. The result was a vintage with a lesser number of grapes but characterized by outstanding quality. This Nizza wine is endowed with great character and a rich bouquet of sweet, varied, and elegant red fruits.
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
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.60 g/l
ABV: 13.6%
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

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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