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A UK-exclusive Barbaresco wine from a cru-vineyard in Neive. Decanter Gold and Silver Medals
Barbaresco DOCG is one of Italy’s greatest red wines, and this UK-exclusive has won the Decanter Gold Medal in 2019 and the Silver Medal in 2020 – and for good reason.
Grapes are grown in the old vineyard L’Ciaciaret, in the Gallina MGA (cru) in the municipality of Neive. Gallina is one of the most valuable crus in the Neive area, it’s listed on Renato Ratti’s historic map of Barbaresco cru-vineyards. In 2014, the winery and the Francone vineyard were listed as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Only 3,000 bottles are produced per year, making this a seriously exclusive wine. We recommend buying now if you want to taste it.
Grapes are harvested by hand in the first decade of October (usually around the 10th of the month). After fermentation and 14 days of maceration on the skins, the wine is matured for 18 months in French oak casks, and refined further in bottle.
This Barbaresco wine is produced following the “Green Experience” system. This is a new set of rules for eco-friendly grape-growing. It started in Piedmont, where winemakers decided that the traditional organic laws don’t provide enough protection for the environment. It already unites more than 100 vineyards, including renowned producers of Barolo and Barbaresco.
Deep ruby colour. On the nose, the wine is rich and complex, with pronounced aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry, almond and liquorice. It has well-integrated notes of tea leaf, coffee and leather. On the palate the wine is dry and balanced, with soft tannins and high acidity. This Barbaresco benefits from an elegant texture and a full body, with a lasting finish.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – Silver Medal (2017 vintage) | Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold Medal (2016 vintage) | Luca Maroni, 91 points (2017 vintage)
Still Dry Red Wine
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