Barbera d'Alba Superiore
Wine name:Barbera d'Alba Superiore
Appellation:BARBERA D'ALBA SUPERIORE DOC
Zone:Annunziata District (La Morra - province of Cuneo)
Vineyard extension (hectares):1.5
Vineyard age (year of planting):Barbera 1995
Exposure:East (270 meters above sea level), West (240 meters above sea level)
Colour:Ruby red with purple reflections
Nose:Vinous, intense, violet and graphite notes
Flavour:Full, well structured, warm, quite soft, fresh, intense
Serving temperature (°C):16-18
Match with:Medium seasoned cheese, white and red meat dishes, pasta dishes
Average no. bottles/year:10,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:7
Vinification and ageing
Fermentation and maceration with the skins in vertical steel vats for approx. 6/8 days, the alcoholic fermentation is completed in steel tanks for approx. 10 days, malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine matures for 12 months, of which 4-6 months in wood, bottling during the month of August, the wine is released during the month of November (in the year following the harvest)
Address:Fraz. S. Maria - Serra 96/A, La Morra - 1264 Cuneo
Year of establishment:2016
Total annual production:26000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):7.5
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):1.5ha Barbera 1ha Dolcetto 5ha Nebbiolo for the production of Barolo
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable
Harvest period:mid September - mid October
Agronomist:Carlo and Erik Revello
Oenologist:Carlo and Erik Revello
Enzo and Carlo Revello take over their father’s estate in 1990: their vineyards, once belonging to the local parish, boast parcels in the crus of Giachini, Rocche dell’Annunziata, Conca dell’Annunziata and Gattera.
Starting in 2016 the two brothers decided to divide the property in two: each have approximately 50% of the vineyards. This decision was mainly taken in order to favour the new generation by giving it responsibility and work. Erik, Carlo’s eldest son, after having finished the school of oenology in Alba, is now working full time at the estate. Niklas, the younger son of Carlo, is studying at the Liceo Scientifico (scientific high school).
Carlo has purchased a new homestead and a cellar in La Morra in the Santa Maria district, his estate is called “Carlo Revello e Figli” and the logo on the labels is new. The cellar is now fully equipped and functioning normally.
The crus of Giachini and Rocche are now part of this estate.
Two Baroli will be released for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages: a “classical” Barolo and a Barolo which is the blend of the wines made from the Conca, Giachini and Rocche crus.
Starting from the 2016 vintage, three Baroli will be released: a “classical” Barolo, Barolo Giachini and Barolo Riserva Rocche. The estate will also release Barbera d’Alba (the 2016 vintage in 2017), Dolcetto d’Alba (the 2016 vintage in 2017), Langhe Nebbiolo (the 2015 vintage in 2017).