Barbaresco DOCG Vintage 2017

Wine

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: 2 years in wood barrels

Size / Format: 0,75 l and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 10 years after harvest

Reviews

James Suckling 2021 93/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 93/100

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2017

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Barbaresco DOCG 2017 with a score of 93/100.

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Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge 2021 Gold Medal

Guide Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge

Score Gold Medal

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2017

The Gilbert and Gaillard tasting panel certifies that the Barbaresco Docg 2017 produced by Az. Demarie has obtained the Gold Medal with 90/100 points.

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Falstaff 2020 91/100

Guide Falstaff

Score 91/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2017

We partecipated to the Falstaff “Barolo – Barbaresco – Roero” tasting 2020 and has been awarded 91/100 for the wine Barbaresco Docg 2017

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WineEnthusiast 2020 91/100

Guide WineEnthusiast

Score 91/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Rating: 91/100

Aromas evoking blue flower and baked plum mingle with a whiff of menthol. Reflecting the nose, the accessible, full-bodied palate offers prune, ripe black cherry and a hint of mocha alongside polished tannins.

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Jancis Robinson 2020 15.15/20

Guide Jancis Robinson

Score 15.15/20

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Rating: 15.5/20

Slightly oxidised notes on the nose and palate. Lots of wood. Dry and astringent.

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Wein.plus 2020 Excellent (90/100)

Guide Wein.plus

Score Excellent (90/100)

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Wein.plus rating: excellent (90WP)

Editor note:

Nutty, slightly foliar and slightly spicy fragrance of ripe red and a little black berries with tobacco, earthy and tarry notes. Ripe, quite juicy fruit, again with tobacco and spicy aromas, a hint of smoke on the palate, present, ripe and relatively mellow tannin, good substance and persistence, has power and warmth, certain depth, nutty tones, very good, quite firm, juicy and spicy finish.

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Vine

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 2017

Vineyard

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. (%): 14,5%

Sugar rate: < 4 g/l

Total SO2: < 110 mg/l

Total Acidity: 5,28 g/l