Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont
This Barbaresco D.O.C.G. grows in the Nebbiolo vineyards situated in the towns of Treiso and Barbaresco. After ageing in oak casks for two years it is presented to the consumer with the following organoleptic characteristics: Garnet red colour with orange tinges at the edge. Fragrance: ethereal, intense, fragrant with fruit and flowers, pleasantly spicy. Taste: dry, full, robust but smooth and velvety. An excellent wine to match with roasted meat, game and matured cheese.
‘Barbaresco is the one Piedmontese denomination that has most benefited from climate change,’ says Angelo Gaja. ‘The wines now have riper flavour profiles without losing their trademark elegance. Over the next 10 years, things will only get better.’ For many producers, the appellation’s small size is a blessing: ‘Of the four major Italian DOCG wines, Barbaresco has the smallest production: our wines are the rarest – another factor that adds to their mystique,’ says Alberto di Gresy of Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy.