Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera D'Alba 2017
Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera D'Alba is an intense ruby purple in colour, the nose shows rich aromas of ripe, dark fruit compôte and a whiff of smokey vanilla oak. The rich texture is enhanced by the ripeness of the tannins and by the well-integrated oak, all balanced by a pleasant level of acidity and a fine, structured finish.
Grape Variety: Barbera
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Dark and oaky
Drink With: Pasta with rich meat sauces
The lightness of the Bricco San Biagio soil is due to its veins of sand, conferring delicate floral aromas to the wines and resulting in elegant, refined examples of Barolo. However, among the rows of Nebbiolo vines is one of the oldest Barbera vineyards in the region. Planted after the Second World War by Marco and Paola’s maternal grandfather, Giacomo, these rows of vines extend for 0.3 hectares and yield small but concentrated bunches of Barbera grapes.
From James Suckling’s website:
This (2011) is a very polished Barbera with beautiful blackberry, dark-chocolate and flower character. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. This shows such class for the grape. Drink now. 93 Points