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2015

BARBERA PIO CESARE .750

Barbera

750 ML

Regular Price: $24.99

Special Price $18.99

Product Description

Sourced from our Family owned Vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato e Colombaro), Sinio (Val di Croce), Diano d’Alba and Treiso (Bongiovanni) and since the 2015 vintage from the recently acquired in Monforte d’Alba (Mosconi).

Ageing

In French oak Barrels for 12 months and in barriques in small part. The Barbera grapes coming from the Barolo and the Barbaresco regions gives to our Classic Barbera a peculiar great structure, full body, complexity, smooth character, ripe fruit, spices and a long life.

This hot vintage delivers super richness and darkness. Made entirely from estate-grown fruit (sourced from vineyards located in both Barolo and Barbaresco), the 2015 Barbera d'Alba is a luscious and succulent wine with an inky, glossy appearance. Mature fruit aromas of dark cherry, spice and blackberry preserves hammer home the flavors associated with a warm growing season. The wine is partially aged in barrique (20%) and the remainder goes into oak casks for six months. -Robert Parker

Details

Varietal: Barbera

Region: Barbera d'Alba

Region Description:

In a Country the Ancient Greek's called "Oentrua" (land of vines) Alba is located in the foothills of the Alps in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy. It is considered the capital of the hilly area of Langhe, and is famous for the white truffle, Peach and Barbera grape. The winemaking region of the Piedmont bares a resemblance to Bordeaux. Both are similar in latitude, summertime temperatures and rainfall. The area of the Piedmont is affected by its sub-alpine location and vineyards are typically planted on the hillsides. Barbera is grown on warm south facing slopes.Famous for its capacity to create warmth and engender vigor; Barbera was hailed by the officers of the Savoyard army as a "sincere companion." It was said that it encouraged a level-headed attitude at the most difficult moments in a hard-fought battle.