Barbaresco DOCG Riserva Vintage 2008


To the north-east of Alba, the small section of the Langa which includes the communes 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.

For its full flavour and austere is suitable to be accompanied 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 and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 10 years after harvest

Reviews 2021 Excellent (90/100)


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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James Suckling 2020 90/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2007

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2007 with a score of 90/100.

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Falstaff 2019 93/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 93/100

Publish Year 2019

Vintage 2007

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2019 and has been awarded 93/100 for the wine Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2007

Bibenda 2019 4 grappoli

Guide Bibenda

Score 4 grappoli

Publish Year 2019

Vintage 2006

Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2006

Granato compatto, ornato da sfumature aranciate. Naso aristocratico, si concede lentamente svelando impressioni speziate di tamarindo, cannella, sandalo, cumino e tabacco scuro, quindi vira su eleganti rintocchi floreali di rosa canina e viola, impreziositi da ricordi di marasca e ribes, innalzati da freschi echi mentolati.

Garbato e sottile l’assaggio condotto da soave freschezza e tannini maturi. Chiosa sapida e speziata.

Vinificato in acciaio e maturato in botte grande per 60 mesi. Affina per due anni in bottiglia.

Merum 2018 2 cuori

Guide Merum

Score 2 cuori

Publish Year 2018

Vintage 2006

Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2006

La redazione di Merum assegna a Demarie 2 cuori per il Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2006.

Die Merum-Redaktion verleiht Demarie für den Wein Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2006.


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 2008


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: 5,6 g/l