A firm and savoury Barbaresco of mid-weight and firm presence. It has distinctive orange rind aromas and flavours and structurally it is assertive with its acid and grippy tannin. Whilst it does not reach the heights that Barbaresco sometimes can, customers will love the typically dusty/savoury and earth-derived tones that this delivers with hints of prettiness scattered throughout. – Ches Cook, FWC.
This wine is sourced from 100% Cru vineyards. Similar to the Burgundy model (but not exactly the same) by blending the two Cru’s David declassifies as a ‘simple’ Barbaresco DOCG. All the wine in this bottling is from Cru classified vineyards. In 2017 it’s 60% from Roncaglie Cru and 40% from Starderi. It’s a small production, with David sourcing 0.3 hectares from Roncaglie (the whole Cru is 13 hct) and another 0.3 Hects from 2 different vineyards in Starderi.
100% destemmed. Open ferment, No post ferment soak. Elevage in old oak, over 10 years old, 300ltr barrels. Barbaresco can only be released on the 3rd January following harvest, giving the wine approx. 27 months total aging. David ages his wines for 24 months in barrel (legally it only needs be 12 as a minimum) then 3 months in bottle.