Location: town of Barolo
Soil structure: clay-loam, sandy-loam
Trellising: Vertical canopy
Vineyard expansion: 2.1 ha
Pruning system: traditional Guyot
Exposure: a variation of Southeast and West
Planting with: 0.8 m X 2.5 m.
Altitude: 300 m
Plant density: 5,000 plants per hectare
Production: about 7,000 KG / ha
Rootstock clone: 420 A, SO4, K5BB
Year planted: 1942/1991
The SANT’AGATA FOSSIL MARL is the majority of the soil structure that characterizes the towns of Barolo and La Morra. Originated in the Tortonian age from a normal offshore sedimentation, it occurs more or less a sandy blue grey soil with local interbedded conglomeratic sandstone. A smaller part is represented by the DIANO SANDSTONE, that characterizes a part in the towns of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, and Barolo. It consists more or less of compact sand with a grey sandstone. The Barbera grapes produced in these conditions are of high quality with good acidity/sugar balance, especially in drier years.
Once the grapes arrive to the cellar they are immediately de-stemmed and crushed.
The must ferments for about 8-10 days. The maceration is normally prolonged for another 4-6 days, then the wine is maintained at a temperature of 18°C /64°F for the malolactic. Once the malolactic fermentation has finished the wine will go into our youngest (1-3 years) Slavonian oak barrels to rest for one year. Then after the wine will be bottled and let to rest another year in bottle before being placed on the market.
Barbera is widely considered to be one of the great red grapes of Italy.
The Barbera d’Alba Superiore is an important red wine of great structure, aged in oak with good aging ability. It is a wine that matches well with pasta dishes (tajarin with ragu, ravioli del plin) but it is also very common to enjoy this wine throughout the entire meal.
|I Vini di Veronelli||2017||2022||
2 STELLE (86-89/100)
|Vert de Vin||2015||2022||
16,25/20 (92-93/100) punti
The nose is elegant and offers power as well as a fine intensity. It reveals notes of black cherry, violet plum and small notes of liquorice associated with fine touches of flowers as well as a discreet hint of leather. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced and offers a beautiful suavity, tension/straightness as well as good freshness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black cherry, plum, black cherry and ripe/fleshy redcurrant combined with slight hints of nutmeg, leather as well as discreet hints of tobacco and a very discreet hint of salinity (in the background). Tannins are wel-built.
|Vert de Vin||2016||2022||
16+/20 (92-93/100) punti
The nose is gourmand, elegant and offers a small richness as well as a fine grain. It reveals notes of fleshy wild strawberries, fleshy blackberries and small notes of blueberries, gray peppers combined with a touch of almond and nutmeg. The palate is fruity, juicy, suave and offers richness, finesse, fleshiness, a nice definition , good aromatic purity and a fine acidulous frame. On the palate this wine expresses fleshy plum/juicy plum, fleshy cherry/juicy and small notes of raspberry associated toasted touches , vanilla as well as a discreet hints of chocolate/almond. Tannins are elegant and well-built. Good lenght.
17,5. Brombeere-Schwarzkirsche-Melange, etwas Marzipan, Kräuterwürze, klar strukturiert, dicht, sehr harmonisch, straff im Zug, toller Speisenbegleiter.
|Guida Vini BIO||2017||2021|
|I Vini di Veronelli||2017||2021|
|Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso||2017||2021||
2 Bicchieri Rossi; PTS 4: Partiamo dall'ottima Barbera d'Alba Superiore '17, succosa nei suoi toni di ribes e liquirizia, dalla bocca agile, vibrante e molto saporita.
|The Wine Advocate||2016||2019||89|
|Corriere del vino||2011||lug-14||
Collisioni e le grandi Barbera del Piemonte: L'annata aiuta un vino comunque fatto molto bene, uso sapiente del legno, caldo e morbido.
|I Vini di Veronelli||2016||2020||
|BLINDTASTED – Andrea Larsson||2019||
Medium deep ruby colour with a purple hue. Pure and modern nose with dark berries, plum and cherry paired with mild spices. Good grip on the palate, finely grained tannins and a vital acidity gives a lift to the sweet cherry fruit, balanced with a fine length too.
|Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso||2016||2019||
Rustica, golosa e centrata la Barbera d'Alba Superiore '16.
|I Vini di Veronelli||2016||2019||88|
|Vert de Vin||2015||Spring 2019||
The nose is elegant and powerfull with a fine intensity. It reveals notes of bakc cherrry, violet plum and small notes of liquorice associated with fine touches of flowers as well as a hint of leather. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced and offers a beautiful suavity , tension, straightness as well as a good freshness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black cherry, plum, black cherry and ripe, fleshy redcurrant combined with slight hints of nutmeg, leather as well as dicreet hints of tobacco and of salinity in the background. Tannins are well-built.
|Vert de Vin||2016||Spring 2019||
The nose is gourmand, elegant and offers a small richness as well as a fin grain. It reveals notes of fleshy wild strawberries, fleshy backberries ans small notes of blueberries, gray peppers combines with a touch of almond and nutmeg. The palate is fruity, suave and offers richeness, finesse, fleshiness, a nice definition, good aromatic purity and a fine acidulous frame. On the palate this wine expresses fleshy as well as juicy plum and cherry and small notes of raspberry associated with toasted touches, vanilla with discreet hints of chocolate and almond. Tannins are elegnat and well-built. Good length.
|Falstaff - Barbera Trophy||2016||2019||
|Falstaff - Barbera Trophy||2015||2018||88,00 -89,99/100|
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