Marchesi di Barolo 2015 Barbera d'Alba Ruvei


"The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Ruvei benefits from a vintage that was well-suited to the Barbera grape. This variety needs a little extra summer heat to iron out its high acidity. Those conditions were beautifully met in 2015. The wine is partially aged in oak, so there are little wood influences. Instead, the bouquet is floral and bright with garden rose and lavender. There is a touch of cherry sweetness on the close that adds subtle roundness and suppleness." Robert Parker 90 Points

The Barbera d’Alba from Marchesi di Barolo is the most traditional wine among Piedmont wines. The grapes come from vineyards of mainly calcareous clay soils, alternating with layers of whitish marl, able to ensure the wine an excellent structure and to equip it with a vigorous but balanced character. The product specification allows for the vinification of Barbera d’Alba also with a small percentage (up to 15%) of Nebbiolo d’Alba, in order to increase finesse and elegance. The Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo uses this opportunity, together with the selection of the locations of the vineyards and the attention to the perfect maturation of the grapes, the wine achieves more softness and structure, but with low acidity.

Tasting Notes

The color is ruby red with purple hues. The scent is fresh, with fruity notes of blackberries, red fruit jam, spicy hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. The palate is full and rich, with pleasant acidity, black and red fruits, and a hint of oakiness.

Collections: Italian, Wine

Type: WINE

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