Barbaresco Tradizione DOCG 2011

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: Flavio Fenocchio
  • 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: 89 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    "This straightforward Barbaresco opens with a pretty nose of wild rose, crushed red berry and balsamic notes. The palate delivers ripe black cherry, licorice and cinnamon alongside chewy tannins."
  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    "A ripe, fruity style, yet light on its feet, boasting cherry, blackberry and earth flavors. The tannins are moderate and it's approachable now. Drink now through 2022."
  • Score: 91 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Monday, January 5, 2015
    "Dried-strawberry and rose-petal aromas follow through to a full body, with a pretty core of ripe fruit. Hints of chocolate and cedar on the finish. All about drinkability here. Yummy. Drink or hold."

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