Barbaresco Tradizione DOCG 2010

Marchesi di Barolo

Terroir: The grapes used in the production of this wine come from the best located vineyards with a perfect soil quality in the communities of Barbaresco and Neive. The vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system on hills with good inclines and prevalently clayey and calcareous soils.

Vinification:Grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature of 82-86°F in stainless steel tanks. Maceration of the skins with frequent pump-overs lasts eight days.

The wine is then racked into concrete tanks that are lined with fiberglass and insulated with cork where it remains for a long time at post-fermentation temperature. In these concrete tanks, malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously and is completed generally in December. The wine ages one year in 30 hl Slavonian and French oak barrels, then is blended into a large classic cask of Slavonian oak. The wine completes its aging in the bottle for some months before release. The Barbaresco Tradizione reaches its maturity after 3 years from the harvest and matures further between 3 and 20 years.

Additional Information

Garnet-red color with ruby highlights. Intense perfume with clean scents of ripe fruit, dog roses, tobacco and spices. Full, elegant and austere flavor with a good body and lingering hints of the olfactory sensations.

This wine with a big structure complements red meats, stewed dishes and aged cheeses.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barbaresco DOCG
  • Winemaker: Ernesto Abbona
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Calcareous Sand, Clay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.3g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-75985 6
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
    "The 2010 Barbaresco offers a classic portrait of a beautiful wine in a celebrated vintage. There’s not much to criticize here: The fruit is fleshy and lively, the aromas are intense and well-defined, and the finish is long and juicy. There’s a playful dusting of white pepper that works exceptionally well to add focus and overall sharpness."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
    "A mix of cherry, tobacco and balsamic flavors marks this lean, firm Barbaresco, which, though fluid, offers a dense base of tannins, leaving a dry impression on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2025."

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