Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera d’Alba 2015 | Sensational 92 point Barbera
You won’t find a better Barbera d’Alba at any price. At $17.99 Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera D’Alba 2015 is simply a wonderful buy from the Barolo Masters Ciabot Berton. Grab a case or 2 while you can!
Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera D’Alba 2015 presents an Intense ruby red color with purple reflexions. While on the nose showing a rich aroma of ripe fruit with hints of jam. Yet, balanced by a pleasant acidity. In addition, clean, juicy, flavorful, with sweetish and spicy oak on the palate. Very persistent finish. Ideal for pasta dishes with substantial sauces, white and red meat entrees and cheeses.
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92 points | This luscious Ciabot Berton Bricco San Biagio Barbera D’Alba 2015 delights the eye with a vibrant ruby red hue. While seducing the senses with jammy plums, red cherries, and raspberry aromas and flavors.
Flagship Barbera Vineyards
Bricco San Biaggio is not only Ciabot Berton’s flagship Barbera, but possibly one of the region’s too. The small hillside of Bricco San Biaggio in La Morra is actually Barolo territory. But Marco and Paola Oberto own a special patch of 60-year-old Barbera vines that produce excellent wine. If they were to grub them up and planted Nebbiolo they could charge far more per bottle, but thankfully they’re happier to make wonderful wines than they are to charge premium prices. Most of the 2.5-hectare vineyard was planted 35 years ago, but 0.3 hectares was planted 10 years ago.
Ciabot Berton | Full-Bodied Red Wines | Barolo Masters
The full-bodied red wines from Ciabot Berton are crafted with grapes grown with respect to the ecosystem of the vine and the expression of the land of Langhe.
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So, all of the vineyards located in the prestigious historic cru of La Morra on the slopes face towards Alba. Including Roggeri, San Biagio, Rive, Cappallotti, Pria and Rocchettevino. On a land register for La Morra there are references to the Germanic surname of Obertus. The Oberto family can claim to have early origins reaching as far back as 1200. In more recent times other testimonies underline the close bond with the territory of La Morra. Plus with specific references even to the cultivation of vines from 1800 onwards. By the end of the 1950s, Luigi Oberto, along with his father Giovenale, was cultivating the 2 hectares of Nebbiolo on the hill of Bricco San Biagio and selling the grapes at the Alba market.