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 aging in French Allier and Slavonian oak followed by additional aging in bottle.

94 Points
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2015 vintage
94 Points
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2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015 vintage has seen a long summer season with little rain. The rainfall on the second half of August has been well-timed and it has contributed in restoring balanced water conditions in the vines. An appropriate thinning of bunches, aiming at leaving 6-7 bunches per vine, and the weather during the successive weeks of September – sunny and dry with an adequate temperature range between day and night – have led to an exceptional maturation of grapes with particularly silky tannins. Harvest has been done at standard time (September 30 / October 9). An excellent vintage that has brought the Barbaresco to the height of its sensorial qualities of femininity and elegance, but also endowed it with structure and silkiness in flavor.
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: Barbaresco DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.9 g/l
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: The wine was aged for 2 years, 18 months in casks, followed by refinement in 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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