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1

What are the communes of production in Barbaresco?

Barbaresco

Neive

Treiso

San Rocco Senodelvio

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2

Describe the soil structure of Barbaresco

Mainly Tortonian Calcareous Marl

“Barbaresco’s soil has more nutrients, such as potassium and phosphorus. This soil fertility leads to more plant vigor, which in turn yields a more refined structure and more supple tannins when compared to Barolo.” –Aldo Vacca

3

What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco?

Minimum 26 months (2 years) from November 1st of the harvest year (minimum 9 months in wood)

4

What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco Riserva?

Minimum 50 months (4 years) from November 1st of the harvest year (minimum 9 months in wood).

5

What is the minimum alcohol for Barbaresco?

12.5%

6

When was the Barbaresco DOC/DOCG established?

1966/1980

7

What are the notable crus of Barbaresco?

Asilli

Rabaja

Roncaglie

Rio Sordo

Montestefano

Ovello

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8

What are the notable crus of Neive?

Albesani

Gallina

Curra

Cotta

Basarin

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9

What are the notable crus of Treiso?

Pajore

Rizzi

Nervo 

Valeirano

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10

What's a notable wine from Barbaresco?