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.
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
Fining: long fining in wood barrels
Size / Format: 0,75 l and 1,5 l
Ageing potential: up to 20 years after harvest
Falstaff 2022 — 91/100
Publish Year 2022
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
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.
Wein.plus 2021 — Excellent (90/100)
Score Excellent (90/100)
Publish Year 2021
Wein.plus rating: excellent (90WP)
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.
Jancis Robinson 2020 — 17.5/20
Guide Jancis Robinson
Publish Year 2020
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… ?
James Suckling 2020 — 90/100
Guide James Suckling
Publish Year 2020
James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2007 with a score of 90/100.
Falstaff 2019 — 93/100
Publish Year 2019
We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2019 and has been awarded 93/100 for the wine Barbaresco Docg Riserva 2007
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
Alcohol vol. (%): 14 %
Sugar rate: < 4 g/l
Total SO2: < 100 mg/l
Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l