2017 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato Maraia

Year: 2017
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$11.95
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2019 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #50

"A sleek, racy style, this red boasts raspberry, boysenberry, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and focused, with lingering echoes of fruit, mineral and spice. Drink now through 2024. 10,000 cases made, 7,800 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

Winery Notes:
In Piedmontese dialect, the term Maraia is synonymous with little rascals. Liveliness, exuberance, and sometimes a bit mischievous, this is a fitting name for a young, fresh, fragrant Barbera.

Terroir:
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.

Vinification:
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.


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