Barbaresco DOCG Riserva Vintage 2013


To the north-east of Alba, the small section of the Langa which includes the municipalities of Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive and S. Rocco Seno d’Elvio, is all intensively laid out in vineyards and the hills open out sweetly in immense amphitheatres to fall almost sheerly where the Tanaro divides them from the plain.

About 650 hectares of vineyards, from which are produced little less three million bottles of Barbaresco DOCG.

A wine of great prestige and tradition of Piedmont, made with selected grapes and aged in oak barrels.

With its full, austere flavour, it pairs perfectly with important dishes.

Tasting Notes

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: brick-red in which ruby shades appear that tend towards orange over the years

Scent in perfume: composite and varied, characterized by harmony and completeness. The fresh fruit of the early months makes way, during later development, for the world of spices. Thus to the violet, the rose, the geranium and often to the apple and cherry there are added shades of vanilla, cinnamon and green pepper

Flavour: dry, caressing, gentle robustness, reveals consistency, race character and extraordinary aristocracy

Best served at: 18-20° C. – 65-68° F

Food matches: red meat, processed pork meat, hot hors d’oeuvre, cheese

Vinification: traditional

Fining: long fining in wood barrels

Size / Format: 0,75 l – 1,5 l – 3 l – 5 l

Ageing potential: up to 20 years after harvest


Jancis Robinson 2023 16/20

Guide Jancis Robinson

Score 16/20

Publish Year 2023

Vintage 2013

Rating: 16/20


James Suckling 2023 90/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2023

Vintage 2013

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2013 with a score of 90/100.

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Falstaff 2022 91/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 91/100

Publish Year 2022

Vintage 2013

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2022 and has been awarded 91/100 for the wine Barbaresco Riserva Docg 2013

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 Rating: 92/100 - Silver Medal

Guide Decanter World Wine Awards

Score Rating: 92/100 - Silver Medal

Publish Year 2022

Vintage 2008

Rating: 92/100 – Silver Medal

Mature and complex, and surprisingly fresh for its age. An umami-rich palate offers earthy hazelnut, blood oranges, sweet black fruits, and a piquant finish.

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Score Excellent (90/100)

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2008 rating: excellent (90WP)

Editor note:

Relatively firm, somewhat developed aroma of ripe red and a little black berries with a hint of cubeb pepper, dried floral nuances and moderate wood spice. Ripe, again slightly developed, quite juicy fruit, moderate, delicately smoky and spicy wood notes, fine sandy, crumbly tannin, persistent on the palate, some power, dried-vegetable nuances in the background, some salt, harmonious, very good finish with nutty hints.

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Jancis Robinson 2020 17.5/20

Guide Jancis Robinson

Score 17.5/20

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2007

Rating: 17.5/20

Bosky perfume but with a touch of jewelled and (still) oh-so bright cranberry fruit. The fruit has a lustrous glow, like looking at a ruby through firelight. All the wood has melted into the fruit.  Little smudges of truffle and mace. It tastes like a rain soaked red maple leaf pressed into the winter-cold terracotta tile of a very old roof.
The flavours diffuse through your mouth, like walking through soft mist in autumnal woods with your tongue out. A lesson in ageing these wines… ?

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Past vintages


Nebbiolo is the oldest indigenous red-grape vine of Piedmont and one of the noblest and most prestigious in Italy.

Its name derives from ‘nebbia’, the Italian word for mist or fog: some say this is owing to the ‘misty’ look of its grapes, with their velvety covering, and others that it is because the late-ripening grape is often harvested during early autumn fogs.

Known also as ‘Queen of red grapes’ it is a finicky vine, requiring elaborate care and attention in order to thrive.

It is precisely for this reason that it has known both heydays and moments of utter abandon in the past, although local producers have remained faithful to it through thick and thin, continuing to make the great wines it is capable of producing.

Nebbiolo is a demanding vine, needing exactly the right soil type, a south-facing hillside, pruning and training.

A calcareous tufa-based soil is ideal for this vine that buds early – towards the middle of April – and ripens later than most other varieties, around the middle of October.

It suffers sudden changes in temperature but oscillations between day and night temperatures are an advantage during the grape ripening phase.

For a correct formation of tannins in the grape skins, south or south-west facing hillsides are required, where spring frosts rarely occur.

The Nebbiolo vine produces strong powerful wines, rich in alcohol, that express their characteristics after a period of ageing.

From the cultivation of Nebbiolo, Piedmont produces some of its greatest red wines, the pride of the Region.

Vineyard & Vintage Features

Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2013


Production area: Neive

Farming: simple guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 80 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 5.500 liters

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 14 %

Sugar rate: < 4 g/l

Total SO2: < 100 mg/l

Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l