Marchesi di Barolo - Ruvei Barbera d'Alba DOC 2016
Ruvei translates into "old oak tree".
Terroir: The grapes used in producing this wine come exclusively from vineyards located in heart of the production of Barolo, Barbaresco and Nebbiolo d'Alba. Production code allows to make Barbera d'Alba wine in the assembly with a small percentage (up to 15%) of Nebbiolo d'Alba, in order to increase finesse and elegance. Cantine Marchesi di Barolo makes the most of this opportunity, carefully selecting vineyards positions and paying attention to perfect ripening of the grapes, the final wine is softer with more structure and low acidity. The vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system on hills with favorable inclines and terrains that are prevalently calcareous and clayey and alternating with layers of whitish marl.
Vinification: Grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature in thermo- conditioned vats. Maceration of the skins lasts for eight days with frequent pump-overs. The wine is aged for approximately 6 months in large Slovenian oak casks.
Behind the Wine: Marchesi di Barolo Ruvei Barbera d'Alba with Valentina Abbona
Additional Details editThe color is a dark ruby-red with crimson shades. The aroma is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries and spices. Clear but perfectly blended the wooden note. The flavor is warm and robust, pleasant, good body and harmonic. This Barbera's sensory attributes make it an outstanding accompaniment for imposing first courses and main-course, meats boiled or roasted.
- Appellation: Barbera d'Alba DOC
- Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Calcareous Sand, Clay, Marl
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- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.2g/l
- Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- UPC Code: 89744 75987
- Varietals: 85% Barbera, 15% Nebbiolo
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 88
Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
This leads with violet, black-skinned berry and baking spice aromas while red cherry, raspberry and white pepper flavors mark the savory palate. Smooth tannins and bracing acidity provide balance. Enjoy through 2020.