Barbera d’Alba  d.o.c. “Suculé”

Municipality of production
Barolo
Grape Variety
100% Barbera
Exposure
South/South-East
Altitude (a.s.l.)
300 m
Soil
Marn-Calcareus
Training system
Guyot.
Age of the vineyard (years)
30
Plant density
4,500 plants
Cropping level per hectare
70 ql grapes
Harvest
October
Alcohol by volume
14.0% Vol (based on the vintage)
Serving temperature
16°-18°

This Barbera d’Alba is coming from their own vineyards located only in Barolo and Monforte d’Alba area. After the harvest made strictly by hand as is tradition only the best grapes are selected according to the vintage of the 2 vineyards. Thanks to more long aging in barrique make this Barbera of the highest quality and longevity. the special bottle, very heavy, recalls the bottles of the past and enhances its qualities and its organoleptic characteristics.

Processing

After the harvest it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation in Inox still tanks to temperature controlled at 30°. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins for 15 days. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar. The wine matures in Freanch Barrique for 18 months and ages in the bottle for 6 months before being sold. For all step nothing is neglected; everything is done respecting the tradition but with the most modern methodologies and tools.

Tasting notes

Intense and bright ruby red color, with intense varietal rose perfumes, ripe red fruits, vanilla notes. Fresh and soft taste, greatly balanced and with good refinement and persistence.

Reccomended pairing

IIt should be served with fresh pasta with meat sauce, meat raviolis, boiled meats, roast beefs and chop-steaks, pork meats.

Guide Vintage Score
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2017

90/100

James Suckling 201792/100
Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 201793/100
Merano Wine Festival 2017

Falstaff 201790/100
Decanter World Wine Awards 201690/100
Korean Wine Challenge 2016Bronze
Gilbert & Gaillard 201690/100
Bibenda 2016

James Suckling 201691/100
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2016

91/100

Vini buoni d'Italia 2016

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 201690/100
Jancis Robinson 201617
International Wine Challenge 2015Silver
Falstaff 201589/100
Bibenda 2015

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2015

90/100

Gilbert & Gaillard 2015Gold
James Suckling 201592/100
Vini buoni d'Italia 2015

Jancis Robinson 201517/20
Wine Spectator 201489/100
Wine Enthusiast 201487/100
Gilbert & Gaillard 201489/100
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2013

Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2011

15/20

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2011

90/100

International Wine Challenge 2011Silver
Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 201090/100
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2010

15.5/20

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2010

90/100

Mundus Vini 2010Silver
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2009

15.5/20

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2008

88/100

Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2008

15.5/20

Jancis Robinson 200716.5/20
International Wine Challenge 2007Silver
Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2007

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2007

89/100

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 200786/100
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2007

16/20

Wine e Spirits Magazine 200686/100
International Wine Challenge 2006Silver
Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 200690/100
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2006

17/20

Wine Spectator 200588/100
International Wine Challenge 2005Bronze
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2005

93/100

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 200588/100
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2005

15.5/20

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2004

93/100

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 200395/100
International Wine Challenge 2003Silver
Vini buoni d'Italia 2003

Vinum - Europas weinmagazine 200115.5/20
Wine Spectator 200080/100