The color of this Barolo is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. Marchesi di Barolo opens with a lovely, enticing aroma loaded with dark berries, plum, a little spice and a bit of an earthy, nutty note. The perfume is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced. The nicely balanced wine is extremely easy to drink and tastes of Sweet Tart fruit (although this is not a sweet wine) with nice touches of spice and earthiness wrapped up in a soft, almost comforting mouthfeel. Medium to full-bodied and with good acidity. It ends fresh, dry and delicious with good length, lingering juicy fruit and elegant touches of spice. This Barbera’s sensory attributes make it an outstanding accompaniment for imposing first courses and main-course, meats boiled or roasted.
A founder of the Barolo category, Marchesi di Barolo remains a family estate representing the great wine traditions of Piedmont, controlling 430 acres of UNESCO World Heritage vineyards, including holdings in the exclusive Barolo crus of Cannubi, Sarmassa and Coste di Rose.
The grapes used in producing Barbera del Monferrato come exclusively from best vineyards located in the community of Maranzana in Asti province. The vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system on hills with favorable inclines and terrains that are prevalently calcareous-clayey. The grapes are hand-picked, destalked and softly pressed. Fermentation takes in tanks at controlled temperature of 82-86°F. After eight days of maceration, the wine is racked and aged for one year in traditional Slavonian oak barrels.