Barbera d'Alba

Designation of origin

Introduced onto the hills of the Roero in the early 1900s, the Barbera vine's hardiness and constant yield made it ideal as a replacement for many of the vineyards decimated by the phylloxera pest. Its matching of strength with finesse makes Barbera d'Alba a highly-prized wine, and the composition of the soil and the microclimate here produce an intensely bright red- coloured wine with delicate purple highlights, and a fresh, fragrant nose hinting at mint and vanilla. A big wine with good structure.

Designation of origin

Introduced onto the hills of the Roero in the early 1900s, the Barbera vine's hardiness and constant yield made it ideal as a replacement for many of the vineyards decimated by the phylloxera pest. Its matching of strength with finesse makes Barbera d'Alba a highly-prized wine, and the composition of the soil and the microclimate here produce an intensely bright red- coloured wine with delicate purple highlights, and a fresh, fragrant nose hinting at mint and vanilla. A big wine with good structure.

Data Sheet

GRAPE VARIETYBarbera


VINEYARDSSituated on calcareous soil of medium consistency. Altitude: from 150 to 280 m.


POSITIONSlopes facing east, south, west.


WINE-MAKINGSome days of maceration on the skins at 25 - 27°C.


AGEINGIn stainless steel and then in bottle.


TASTING NOTES Intensely bright red-coloured wine with delicate purple highlights, and a fresh, fragrant nose hinting at mint and vanilla. A big wine with good structure.


GASTRONOMIC PAIRINGSPerfect companion of dishes such as appetizers and first courses, with roasted meat, game and aged cheeses.


SERVING TEMPERATURE18 - 20°C


AVAILABLE VINTAGES2020


AVAILABLE FORMATS750ml bottle


Reviews

Barbera d'Alba 2019

I Vini di Veronelli Guida Oro 2022: 86 points


Barbera d'Alba 2018

Vini d'Italia 2021 (Gambero Rosso): 1 black glass

I Vini di Veronelli 2021 Guida oro: 87 points

Guida Prosit 2021 (ONAV): 2 prosit


Barbera d'Alba 2017

I vini di Veronelli 2020: 87 points


Barbera d'Alba 2016

I Vini di Veronelli 2019: 87 points

Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso 2019: 1 glass

I Migliori vini d'Italia (Luca Maroni) 2019: 90 points


Barbera d'Alba 2015

I Migliori vini italiani (Luca Maroni) 2018: 88 points

Vini d'Italia 2018 (Gambero Rosso): 1 black glass

I Vini di Veronelli 2018: 85 points


Barbera d'Alba 2014

Vini d'Italia 2017 Gambero rosso: 1 black glass

Merum 2016/2017: 1 Heart

I Vini di Veronelli 2017: 87 points


Barbera d’Alba 2013

I Vini di Veronelli 2016: 86 points


Barbera d’Alba 2012

I vini di Veronelli - Year 2015 - points 85/100

Le guide de l'Espresso "I vini d'Italia" - Year 2015- Points: 15/20


Barbera d'Alba 2011

Luca Maroni - Annuario dei migliori vini d'Italia - Year 2014 - Points out of 100: 86

I vini di Veronelli - Year 2014 - Points out of 100: 86

Gambero Rosso - Berbene - Year 2014 - Oscar

Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia - Year 2014 - Score: 2 neri

Decanter - Vivi d'Italia - Year 2014 - Points out of 20: 15

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