(2011 Vintage) Literally campo del rosso, or “the redhead’s field” (in Piedmontese, “camp” means vineyard and “du rouss” means red hair), this wine takes its name from the vineyard’s very first owner: a red-headed man who was so burly he frightened the children.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) "The bulked up, sophisticated, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Barbera d'Asti Camp du Rouss reveals hints of its 20% new French oak aging along with sweet aromas of black cherry jam, licorice, smoke, grilled herbs, and meat juices. Fruit-driven with a subtle touch of spice from the new oak, silky tannin, and decent acidity, it is a full-throttle Barbera to drink over the next 3-4 years."
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Good deep red. Bright aromas of bitter cherry and dried berries. Chewy and deep but primary and backward, with a penetrating quality to its slightly medicinal bitter cherry and licorice flavors. Tactile but not at all a sweet style. Finishes sappy, serious and long.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/06