Barbaresco DOCG

(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).

Vines

Appellation

DOCG

Color

Red

Type

Still

Min. alcohol

Variants

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Barbaresco DOCG: Vines

The Barbaresco DOCG is a single varietal wine, and therefore can be made exclusively by Nebbiolo grapes

Piedmont’s noblest red grape needs to grow in a carefully chosen environment and growing conditions. It sprouts early and the fruit generally ripens in mid October. The bunch is medium to large, a winged pyramid shape with medium to small grapes having a consistent blue-black skin with violet nuances. This is the vine that produces Barolo and Barbaresco, Nebbiolo d’Alba... you can read more about Nebbiolo here.

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