Delivery time 2-3 working days
The grapes for this high-quality Barbera come from the Valetta vineyard in the southeast, which is in the immediate vicinity of the Alario winery. The vines have reached an average age of 65 years and produce berries of the highest quality. The grape harvest usually takes place in early October. The grapes are picked by hand and carefully selected for processing.
The fermentation takes place in the red fermenter and lasts a maximum of 48 hours. Then the aging takes place in different French barrique barrels. After 20 months, the ripening process is complete and the Barbera is finally on the market after a short bottle storage.
This high-quality Barbera shows a lot of elegance, power and sustainability. In the nose, aromas of blackberries and plums dominate with slightly peppery notes. On the palate you can feel the density and good structure with fine-grained tannins and perfectly integrated acidity. The finish is persistent with mineral and earthy tones. The wine goes very well with pasta, risotto and grilled food. This Barbera has reached a good drinking maturity and will keep this level for another 8 years.
The producer: Alario Claudio
The Langhe provides the spectacular backdrop for the 120 year history of the Alario family business. Claudio Alario and his family live in the municipality of Diano d'Alba. They have devoted themselves to viticulture with great passion and add further chapters to the long family history.
In 1988 Claudio, coming straight from the agricultural school, took over his father's business. However, at this point Claudio had already had many years of practical experience behind him. From a very young age, he worked every free minute with his father and grandfather in the vineyard. Working with his grandfather in the vineyard had a particularly strong impact on him.
Today Claudio produces around 40,000 bottles of wine annually on 10 hectares. In addition to the Dolcetto wines, Claudio has also made a name for himself as a Barolo producer. Years ago, he bought additional vineyards in the municipalities of Verduno and Serralunga D'Alba. He presses two excellent Barolo single-site wines from the Nebbiolo grapes. With his son Mattia, who has been working in the company for a few years, the next generation of Alario is ready. The Alario family operates integrated viticulture.