(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
Garnet red with orange reflections.
Characteristic, ethereal, pleasing and intense.
Dry, full, robust, harsh but velvety and harmonious.
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).
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.