Production area:Commune of Vezza d’Alba
Vineyard:Varasca, South Exposure. Old vines planted in 1948
Soil: Chalky clay with sandy infiltration
Cropping level per hectare: 62/72 Quintals,
Plant density: 2,500
Aging: 7 Years in large wood barrels
The 2006 is the first Barbaresco Riserva that Demarie made.
The Riserva is an ultra-traditional wine; the vines were handpicked, bunches sorted before a long fermentation with a regular punching down of the cap (skins and stalk that float to the surface).The wine was transferred to a single 25 hectolitre barrels where it remained for 7 years.
Barbaresco Riserva 2006 is an exceptional vintage!
Mint and white flowers mark this notably fresh nose, immaculate refined on the palate where the red fruits are giving way the secondary spice and porcini.
Nebbiolo - Believed to have been cultivated in the Langhe district before the 14th century. Nebbiolo is notoriously difficult to grow and make into fine wine outside of Piemonte region.The wines, Barolo & Barbaresco tend to be the most in need of aging, other wines made in the modernist style are becoming more approachable at a young age.