Ruvei Barbera d’Alba DOC 2021

Marchesi di Barolo

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 Information

The 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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barbera d’Alba DOC
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Calcareous Sand, Clay, Marl
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.2g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 85% Barbera, 15% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Jeff Porter
    Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
    Fun fact: The rules of Barbera d'Alba allow for up to 15% Nebbiolo to blend in! And guess what. The Ruvei Barbera does just that, which gives the wine even more bright freshness on both the nose and the palate. The wine is vibrant from the get-go with a basket of mixed berries—blue, black and red. The fruit is balanced by fresh purple flowers and savory spice. The palate is polished and has ample fruit at its core surrounded by earthy tones, bright acidity and fine tannins.
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
    This lithe red's plum, almond and earth flavors are marshaled by bracing acidity. More meat on the bones would offset the acidity, but this should work well with salumi and cheeses. Barbera and Nebbiolo. Drink now through 2028. 12,500 cases made, 2,352 cases imported.

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