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Barbera

The Barbera grape is widespread in Piedmont, Lombardy and in various regions of central Italy. "La" Barbera is traditionally indicated for women (the Barbera in fact). The Barbera vine is less ancient than others cultivated in Piedmont, such as the Moscati, the Grignolino and the Nebbiolo. It is a vine whose cultivation has expanded considerably over the years and today is the most widespread red grape variety in the region and together with Sangiovese the most widely distributed vine in Italy. In the past, Piedmontese Barbera was considered a “rustic” wine, but over time it has increased its fame thanks to far-sighted producers who have been able to create, through appropriate winemaking processes, both excellent wines ready to drink and wines of medium longevity and good structure that resist time and evolve with refinement. Like Nebbiolo, Barbera also recognizes the nature of the soil of origin from which the diferent imprint that can be seen in the different names that represent it.

Barbera is a typical wine of Piedmont. It is obtained from the homonymous autochthonous vine, although it is known as less ancient than others cultivated in Piedmont, such as moscato, grignolino and nebbiolo. Its expansion has been constant over the centuries and today the vine from which it is obtained is the most widespread in the region among those with red berries, mainly in the areas of Alessandria, Alba, Asti, and Oltrepò Pavese. Barbera can be marketed under different denominations of controlled origin, often with particular types, such as Barbera di Asti, d'Alba or Canavese. Typically Piedmontese is also the "lively Barbera", a young wine with a slight effervescence. Among the barbere of Alba, Asti and the Monferrato we find quite important differences, due to the variation of the regional territory in relation to the different areas. Barbera is to be drunk young in its version without aging, to be left a few years before tasting it. Above all in its higher versions we find that the tannins (which make it rich in gallotannic acid and therefore particularly sour taste) are quite pronounced and consequently if drunk shortly after being bottled makes the palate have a certain angularity, which slowly rounding up with the passage of time. Some barbera can, in the best years, reach 15 °, without showing its particularly strong alcohol content, as the structure of the wine tends to balance it making it pleasant and easy to drink.

Barbera

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The Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza 'Riserva della Famiglia' by Coppo is produced from a small cru located in Castelnuovo Calcea, in the 'Nice' sub-area. A mythological wine, produced only in exceptional years in very few bottles. Wide, voluptuous, vibrant and opulent, it is a label that really leaves you speechless. Aged long in French oak barriques. The spearhead of Coppo.

   

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Barbera d’Asti Superiore 'La Crena' by Vietti is an exciting red. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1932. Thanks to its aging of about 18 months in barriques, barrels and steel, it perfectly combines the concentration of red fruits with mineral, spicy and balsamic veins giving opulence and richness one in a kind.

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The Langhe Rosso 'Long Now' by Pelissero wants to express the concept of "long present" and is the name that some important Californian scientists and intellectuals have attributed to the particular clock depicted on the label, now present at the Museum of Science and Technology in London . A red from a recently acquired plot, not far from the company headquarters, the result of a selection of Nebbiolo and Barbera. Left to mature for about 15/18 months in small oak barrels, it is then assembled before bottling and left to rest for another 10/12 months in the bottle before being sold. The characteristics are those of an important, austere wine, capable of giving emotions even after many years.

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'Bacialè' by Braida represents the harmony of the union of different grape varieties: it is made up of 60% Barbera, to which are added Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The name Bacialè in the Asti dialect in fact indicates the spousal, that is the one who combines marriages. The grapes used come from vineyards located in two different areas: Rocchetta Tanaro and Castelnuovo Calcea. The refinement, partly in wooden vats and partly in oak barrels for a duration of about 12 months. Once the various parts have been assembled, a 4-month aging in bottle is performed. The result is an intense and brilliant ruby red wine. Fruity and spicy bouquet, with notes of blackberry, plum, pepper and cinnamon. Full and balanced body, soft and fresh, elegance and lively. 

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'Bricco della Bigotta' by Braida is a Barbera d’Asti and is born in one of the best vineyards of Rocchetta Tanaro. It is a great red wine from this winery, the flagship Barbera together with the 'Bricco dell’Uccellone'. Long maturation of 15 months in barrique and another 12 in the bottle to obtain great balance and aromatic richness. Ripe and juicy taste, extraordinary mix of fruit and spices, with complex and well integrated notes. Excellent Barbera that goes well with red meats and aged cheeses, for an exciting gastronomic experience. 

    

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Barbera d'Asti 'Montebruna' by Braida is made from the homonymous vineyard located in Rocchetta Tanaro, soils rich in clay and sand that guarantee the wine great aroma, intensity and structure. A further strengthening occurs during the evolution in large oak barrels for 12 months. Bouquet of intense notes of cherry and small red fruits, a deep, full, harmonious, elegant and fragrant taste. A Barbera d'Asti of great quality and with a very interesting quality / price ratio.

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Barbera Monferrato 'La Monella' by Braida is a lively and lively red wine, made sparkling by the second fermentation directly in the autoclave. Easy to drink and freshness make it easily adaptable to all dishes, from cold cuts to grilled meat, as well as delicate and not very complex first courses. Definitely fresh and pleasant bouquet, rich in fragrant and vinous aromas, notes of small red fruits on a light background of spices and dark flowers. Light, fun, lively, intensely fresh and joyful taste thanks to its sparkling bubbles. 

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The 'Piana' by Ceretto by the Barbera d'Alba DOC for antonomasia. Winemaking in steel containers strengthens the sense of freshness and the fragrance of olfactory. Barbera is certainly the most varied variety from the point of view of the gastronomic profile: the tannin content and the sharp acidity, make it perfect even the most exuberant, tasty and fat dishes.

 

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Barbera d’Asti 'La Bigia' by Luigi Spertino is made from the old vineyards cultivated in Mandorle, in the hilly area of Mombercelli, with exposure facing west, at about 230 meters above sea level. Between the rows we work only manually, without the use of mechanical means and with the utmost respect for nature. This high-level Barbera has intense aromas of morello cherry and plum, spices and cocoa. On the palate it is full and vigorous, with excellent balance and persistence

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Nizza Riserva 'La Court' by Michele Chiarlo is a Barbera d'Asti that is made in one of the most important crus of the entire Monferrato. This Barbera takes on particular characteristics, which combine structure, longevity and elegance, giving rise to a dance of aromas and flavors that has upset since the first moments. The grapes, carefully selected, mature both in barrique and in large barrels, for a year. A red wine with a substantial and substantial personality, with which Michele Chiarlo continues his line of excellence.

    

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'Vigna Veja' Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza Riserva is one of Michele Chiarlo's jewels. It comes from the oldest vines of the 'La Court' vineyard and is produced in only 3000 bottles, whose class lies in the great balance of aromas offered to the nose. Aging two years in oak barrels and two years in glass. A bottle really for a few enthusiasts, whose label is designed by Ugo Nespolo, a great exponent of Pop Art. Produced only in exceptional vintages in a limited number of bottles.

 

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Barbera d’Asti Superiore 'La Mandorla' by Luigi Spertino is made from the old vineyards cultivated in Mandorle, in the hilly area of Mombercelli, with exposure facing west, at about 230 meters above sea level. Between the rows we work only manually, without the use of mechanical means and with the utmost respect for nature. This Barbera is an intense and complex version of this generous Piedmontese grape variety, very suitable for long aging in wood, which gives it a more balanced face. The result is a well-structured red, which gives aromas of red fruit, elegant spicy notes and a long, persistent and satisfying sip. A great wine that will conquer from the first sip those who want to discover the authentic character of the grape.

  

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Barbera d'Asti Superiore 'Nizza' by Oddero is made in the municipality of Nizza Monferrato, one of the most suitable areas for the cultivation of this vine. After fermentation, it matures partly in oak barrels and partly in barrique for 16 months, and then blended in spring and bottled in summer. It is balanced and harmonious, very elegant and enveloping. Starting from the 2014 harvest, Barbera d'Asti has become Nizza DOCG.

 

 

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Barbera d’Alba 'Vigna Scarrone' by Vietti is characterized by finesse, excellent balance, great complexity with a persistent finish. 18 months of aging in total. It goes perfectly with stews, aged pasta, poultry seasoned with rich sauces, game, roasted meat and strong cheeses.

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Barbera d’Asti Superiore 'La Mandorla' by Luigi Spertino is made from the old vineyards cultivated in Mandorle, in the hilly area of Mombercelli, with exposure facing west, at about 230 meters above sea level. Between the rows we work only manually, without the use of mechanical means and with the utmost respect for nature. This Barbera is an intense and complex version of this generous Piedmontese grape variety, very suitable for long aging in wood, which gives it a more balanced face. The result is a well-structured red, which gives aromas of red fruit, elegant spicy notes and a long, persistent and satisfying sip. A great wine that will conquer from the first sip those who want to discover the authentic character of the grape.

 

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