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Produttori del Barbaresco
Barbaresco DOCG
Piemonte

 

Produced in Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive, Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Piemonte. Cultivated in Piedmont since the 13th century, Nebbiolo plays a principal role in the winemaking culture of the region. It is a late maturing grape which is very sensitive to different soils and climates, resulting in a fascinating range of flavors that are affected by the subtleties of the area’s microclimates. While much smaller than the Barolo area, Barbaresco benefits from the influence of the Tanaro river which results in Nebbiolo that ripens earlier and has a lighter character.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Different vineyards in the DOCG area
Orientation: Southwest - southeast
Elevation: 600 - 1200 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Limestone, rich in calcium with sandy veins

Vinification
Stainless steel tanks, 24 days fermentation on the skin at 85°F with pump overs 2-3 times a day

Aging Process
24 months in large, oak casks

Tasting Notes
Color: Classic barbaresco
Bouquet: Scent of spices, pepper and black cherries
Flavor: Powerful, firm, elegant and ethereal
Pairings: Pairs well with egg pastas, risottos, white meats, poultry, red meats, game, venison and aged cheese

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 280,000 bottles