(1996 Vintage) The Barbera d'Alba district, which encompasses both the Barolo and Barbaresco zones, is recognized as producing Piedmont's most serious Barbera. The Barbera d'Alba region is smaller than its neighbor the Asti region. In general, then, Barbera from Alba has greater concentration of fruit.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2015
Wine & Spirits(2007 Vintage) Good deep red. Wild aromas of roasted red fruits, coffee, chocolate, animal fur and minerals, plus a whiff of nutty oak. Broad, rich and round if a bit sauvage, with red fruit, smoke, earth, leather and mineral flavors saturating the palate. This solid and somewhat chocolatey barbera comes virtually entirely from "Barolo soils" in La Morra, Serralunga, Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto. No shortage of acidity on the back.