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.

Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage began with rain and snow that piled up to 24 inches among the vineyards. March was dry with temperatures above average that prompted an early start of vegetation. Spring brought previous rainfall and below average temperatures that lasted until the end of May slowed the development of the vines. June was the beginning of a long, hot, and dry summer that lasted until a mild September. Harvest was at the usual time, yielding healthy and perfectly ripe grapes characterized by outstanding balance.
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: Nebbiolo (100%)
PH: 3.61
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

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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