“Elegant, distinct and classy”
One of the main characteristics of Barbaresco is its fine elegance thus being
nicknamed by many as the queen of Piemonte wines. Its name derives from the
hilltop town of Barbaresco and it is generally agreed that the Barbaresco wine
was born in the late 1800’s. Before this, the Nebbiolo grapes harvested in the
area were sold to the Barolo producers to be made into Barolo.
Grape Type: 100% Nebbiolo
Wine Type: Dry Red Wine
Growing area: Neive (CN)
Vinification: Grapes are harvested late October and are fermented for
between 12 – 15 days before being transferred to Slavonian oak casks were
the juice is then aged for a period of 20 months. The wine is then transferred
to the bottle for further aging for a period of 1 year.
Characteristics: Our Barbaresco has a bouquet of cherry, sweet spices
as well as cracked black pepper.
Pairings: Best served with Pheasant and Grouse as well as rich stews,
Sirloin steak and Mongolian BBQ.
Serving temperature: 16 – 18°C
Alcohol content: 14% by volume (depending on vintage)
Acidity: 5.0 g/l (depending on vintage)
Residual Sugar: 1 g/l (depending on vintage)