Barbaresco 2016

Barbaresco 2016

Vineyards There are 14 vineyards in the municipality of Barbaresco. The 21.4-hectare land is at a height between 250 and 330m above sea level and the plants are 40 years old on average. Harvest This is a potentially historic vintage. In 2016, we had a late start with cool and... read more

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Wine Profile

Grape type

Grape typeNebbiolo

Country

ItalyBarbaresco DOCG

ABV>

ABV14

Wine Category

Wine Category

Wine Size

Wine Size75cl

Wine Maker

Wine MakerGaja

Vintage

Vintage2016

£245.00

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100% Organic

100% Biodynamic

100% Kosher

The Wine

Food Pairing

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Vineyards

There are 14 vineyards in the municipality of Barbaresco. The 21.4-hectare land is at a height between 250 and 330m above sea level and the plants are 40 years old on average.

Harvest

This is a potentially historic vintage. In 2016, we had a late start with cool and rainy weather in the spring which generated warmer weather during the summer with wider diurnal temperature shifts compared to 2015. We had no constant heat spikes followed by cold evenings. These conditions are perfect for Nebbiolo.

Winery

The grapes that come from every 14 vineyards are fermented, macerated, and aged separately in oak for one year. Afterward, they are blended together and aged again in oak for another year.

 

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses

Well placed to complement game such as wild duck or pheasant

The Wine Maker

Bolgheri is a wine producing region in Tuscany that produces “Super Tuscan” wines that are known for blending international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah with the local grape Sangiovese. Super Tuscans overall, including Bolgheri, are concentrated wines with ripe berry flavours, firm tannins and lasting finishes. Plum, cassis, licorice and pepper are also familiar flavour profiles found in this wine style. The principal grapes of the region are mainly the Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc which can constitute up to 100% of the wine, as well as Sangiovese and Syrah at a maximum of 50%. Other red varieties can represent up to 30%. Red Bolgheri are known to be premium full-bodied wines that are suited to ageing. The wines are well received both in Italy and abroad, but like many wines from this region, they often come with a heftier price tag. Although the area was previously known to produce inexpensive, bulk wines, it was revitalized in the mid-20th Century by a Tuscan noble, Marquis Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who planted Cabernet Sauvignon in his vineyard. The wines have been gaining in popularity ever since. The region has maintained an aristocratic feel, with the area situated around a picturesque castle in the small town for which the region got its name.

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