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An elegant and complex Barbera from an award-winning winemaker. Flavours of fresh raspberry and vanilla
This delicious Barbera wine is called “The Patriarchs” and is dedicated to Alberto and Adriano Francone, who founded this award-winning winery seventy years ago. It’s made from Barbera grapes grown in two vineyards: Fausoni and San Cristoforo, right next to the town of Neive. Both vineyards are located on two steep hills facing South-East, a very favourable aspect that helps the grapes to ripen well. As a result, the wine is well-balanced and fresh, with elegant and pronounced aromas of fruits and spices. The grapes are hand-harvested in early October, and fermented with traditional maceration for ten days. The wine is then matured for 12 months, partly in large French oak barrels that lend a subtle flavour, and partly in small barriques which impart more poignant flavours of vanilla and cinnamon.
Tasting notes: Medium ruby colour. Pronounced and complex aromas of raspberry, red cherry and strawberry, with delicate hints of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and leather. The wine is dry and full-bodied, with a pronounced flavour intensity, which balances the natural high acidity and freshness of the Barbera grape. Medium tannins are rounded through careful ageing. The wine has a long – and highly enjoyable – finish.
Ageing potential: 6 years
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