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Fratelli Cigliuti Barbaresco

The cru of Serraboella occupies slopes south-east of, and across from the town of Neive. It is shared between Cigliuti and PAITIN. Of Renato Cigliuti’s 6 ha, 2.5 with a south-west aspect are planted to Nebbiolo. The resultant Barbaresco shows the craft of a dedicated grower. Concentrated, it shows some oak influence and quite powerful […]

Cantina del Pino Barbaresco

Up to and including the 96 vintage Renato Vacca’s family sold their grapes to the Produttori del BARBARESCO. Given the general high quality of the latter’s releases it should not come as any great surprise that some of their growers have the potential for very good Barbaresco indeed. In the case of Cantina del Pino […]

Piero Busso Barbaresco

Piero Busso controls 10 ha from the heart of the Neive commune and believes in a natural expression of each variety and the importance of place (or tipicitą). He has little time for technology but there is some use of barriques. There are now 4 Barbaresco crus following the addition of Gallina in 1999 and […]

Produttori del Barbaresco

This super co-op manages around a sixth (100 ha) of Barbaresco’s relatively tiny vineyard area. It is democratically run and winemaker Gianni Testa adheres to traditional lines with lengthy maceration and ageing in large botti. But what perfume, grace and charm they achieve in the top crus in a good vintage! These wines are a […]

Orlando Abrigo Barbaresco

Giovanni Abrigo started working with his father Orlando in the late 80s. He now makes very creditable Dolcetto, Barbera and Barbaresco from 11 ha of vineyards. There is a relatively limited use of small new oak, primarily for the Barbera d’Alba Mervisano and the three Barolo crus, Vigna Rocche Meruzzano, Vigna Montersino and Vigna Rongallo. […]

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