<Piemonte DOC Barbera Largé

The selection of the best vines from the local oldest vineyards. This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages. It is refined in barriques for 20 months and can age in the bottle for over 10 years.

The soil

La Raia’ soil dedicated to Barbera vine farming is marly, calcareous and extends at approximately 380 metres above sea level, positioned south-south west. The vineyards, raised with the Guyot method, has a density of 4500 vines per hectare and aged 18 years old. A grapevine mass selection has been created for this implant: thousands of shoots have been grafted, accurately choosing the best vines from the most ancient vineyards of the area. No fertilizers or chemical products are used for farming.

The grapes and the wine making

Grapes
This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages. When the Barbera grapes are perfect and analysis show the physic and organoleptic characteristics for the production of a great wine.

Wine making
Around mid-October grapes are handpicked and put in crates to be brought into the cellar; the bunches are then selected one by one, removing those unsuitable. After the destemmer-pressing, the must begins its fermentation with natural lees and on the skin. The following day pumpovers start to extract colour and aroma. The alcoholic fermentation continues slowly for 15 days, then the must is left for another 10 days in contact with its own skins. Racking, i.e. the sepa- ration of the liquid from the skins, follows. The wine is kept at a temperature of 20° C for about one month, to favour the malolactic fermentation. After some decanting necessary to make the product clearer, the wine is refined in barriques. It is then bottled after about 20 months.

Tasting notes
COLOUR: ruby garnet-red, very intense, with slight purplish hints.
THE AROMA: broad and intense, suggesting chocolate and spices, blackberry and dog rose.
MOUTH FEEL: full-bodied, harmonic, with balanced tannic sensations and a sweet, persistent finish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%

Perfect pairing
The features and structure make it the perfect match for roasted and braised red meat and mature cheese.
Best served: between 18° and 20° C.

Perfect storage
If stored in a cool dry place, and in the dark, at 10°/18° C, bottles keep unaltered for 8/10 years.

Awards

2012 vintage

  • Bibenda 2017: Four Grapes
  • I Vini di Veronelli 2017: Two Stars
  • Vinibuoni d’Italia 2017: Four Stars
  • Gambero Rosso 2017: 1 black Glass

2010 vintage

  • I Vini di Veronelli 2016: 2 stars
  • I vini di Veronelli 2015: Excellent wine
  • Gambero Rosso 2015: Two glasses

2009 vintage

  • I vini di Veronelli 2014: Excellent wine
  • I vini buoni d’Italia 2014: Adequate good wine
  • VIII Rassegna Vini Bio BiodiVino: Silver Medal
  • Millesime Bio 2012: Silver Medal

2007 vintage

  • Biofach 2009: Bronze Medal

OUR WINES

Gavi DOCG Pisé
Gavi DOCG Riserva
Gavi DOCG
Barbera DOC Largé
Barbera DOC
Etichetta Gavi Pisé

The best expression of the farm’s philosophy

The best expression of the farm’s philosophy. It surprises for its longevity and evolution on the nose during the days after opening: a continuous discovery of scents which are released in time.

Etichetta Gavi Riserva

It embodies the terroir’s tradition

It embodies the terroir’s tradition. Grapes are handpicked slightly ripe, with a golden yellow colouring. A complex aroma of ripe fruit, honey and candied fruit characterizes the wine obtained.

Etichetta Gavi

The Gavi which interprets the tradition

The Gavi which interprets the tradition of the terroir and identifies the typical characteristics of the Cortese vine variery from which it originates.

Etichetta Barbera Largé

This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages.

The selection of the best vines from the local oldest vineyards. This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages. It is refined in barriques for 20 months and can age in the bottle for over 10 years.

Etichetta Barbera

The typical red wine from Piedmont

The typical red wine from Piedmont. It has the right balance between freshness and acidity.