Winemaker notes: The grapes come from vineyards made up of soil that is particularly rich in clay and limestone and looks like “White Lands”. This type of compact, waterproof soil forces the vine roots to grow deep in the soil profile to find water. As a result, the vine produces loosely-packed bunches with small berries that give the wine a high content of mineral nutrients and tannins and ensure a long life.
In order to enhance its richness and allow the various components to blend perfectly for a fully-expressed, long-lasting wine, Barbaresco Riserva ages 2 years in the traditional large Slavonian oak barrels, which contribute to making this wine harmonious and balanced and to enhancing the elegance of the bouquet. Barbaresco Riserva completes its fining in the bottle and can go onto the market only after about 4 years from harvest. Its peak condition is after it reaches 20 years of age.
Grape Variety/Blend: 100% Nebbiolo
Tasting notes: The color is deep garnet red, which is gradually permeated with orange reflections over the years. The nose is intense and ethereal, with distinct traces of tobacco, wild rose, spices and even tar. The taste is elegant with abundant, fully-expressed tannins that are also balanced and pleasant.
Food Pairing: It prefers first courses enriched with tasty condiments such as meat ragout and porcini mushrooms, roasts, braised meats, lamb and mature cheeses, sheep and goat. Aged for a long time it is a meditation wine.