DOCG Barbaresco

Nebbiolo

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(d.o.c.g. D.P.R. 01/07/1980 – d.o.c. D.P.R. 23/04/1966)

Nebbiolo vineyards cultivated in the districts of Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso and part of the district of Alba (San Rocco Seno d’Elvio locality) give origin to Barbaresco Docg wine, which undergoes an ageing period of at least two years, of which one in casks.

The relative regulations impose that Barbaresco features the following qualities at the time of release for marketing

Colour

Garnet red with orange reflections.

Bouquet

Characteristic, ethereal, pleasing and intense.

Flavour

Dry, full, robust, harsh but velvety and harmonious.

Chemical Requirements

Minimum alcohol content by volume: 12,5%.

Minimum total acidity: 4.5‰.

Minimum dry extract: 22 g/litre.

If Barbaresco undergoes an ageing period of no less than four years, it can bear the additional label “riserva” (i.e. reserve).