Barbaresco village, in the province of Cuneo is located in the Langhe, south of Piedmont. In these pre-alpine hills the vineyards of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes are cultivated. In the area of Barbaresco are included three other municipalities, Neive, Treiso and San Rocco and in all these lands, for about 4 hectares of vineyards in Nebbiolo, 4 million bottles per year are produced.
Barbaresco village, like the surrounding municipalities, was born on the culture of wine and the care of the vineyards on the sloping Piedmont hills. During your wine tour in Barbaresco and surroundings you will be able to walk through the vineyards and admire breathtaking views.
During your wine tour in Barbaresco you can taste all the wines produced in this area of the Langhe that is part of the UNESCO. Our wine experience will also take you to Treiso and Neive, but especially in the municipality of Barbaresco. If you are in Piedmont you can not miss the food and wine experience in the Langhe. In addition to Barbaresco you can also visit Alba and Barolo in a couple of days with aperitifs, truffle lunches and tastings in cellars and wine shops.
Right at the end of Barbaresco village, stands the Torre del Barbaresco, built around the year one thousand with the purpose of defense and sighting. The tower is 36 meters high and the entrance is located 13 meters above the ground. It is hypothesized that it was part of a fortification system, along with other towers. In fact, its strategic position, on the top of the hills, allows you to see up to Alba and Asti.
It is possible to visit the tower, thanks to an elevator that leads to a height of 13 meters, where a panoramic walkway leads to the entrance to the tower. Right inside the tower you can discover the history of Barbaresco and discover its peculiarities. In fact, a lift will take you to the first level, where many of the most famous labels of Barbaresco wine are exposed and the wine itself over time.
Going up to the second level, a sensory analysis room was set up, where you can learn about the sensory characteristics of Barbaresco, that is color, smell and taste. A true and proper analysis of one of the best Italian wines.
On the last level, we reach the panoramic terrace. With a breathtaking view, the tower dominates the hills of the Langhe and from there you can see the territories of production of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera, as well as the city of Alba and Asti.
The Barbaresco wine is produced entirely from the Nebbiolo vineyard. Even the Barolo wine, despite this, the two wines are different. The Barbaresco wine to be called such, must age 26 months, of which 9 in wooden barrels. Barbaresco Reserve, to be such it must age 50 months. When tasted, the Barbaresco wine, like Nebbiolo, gives a rough feel, but with some elegant, floral and mineral notes.
Barbaresco wine is one of the wines that can only be produced in some areas. In fact, only Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso produce Barbaresco wine. This is a DOCG wine, or Denomination of Controlled Origin.
What does the Barbaresco match with during meals and tastings?
- Color: Garnet red with orange reflections.
- Bouquet: pleasant, intense, with hints of violet or rose. With aging you can smell herbs, truffles and licorice.
- Taste: dry, full bodied and robust, but at the same time harmonious.
Barbaresco wine is one of the best Italian wines. It goes well with roast. But it goes well with wild game meat, poultry and typical Piedmontese cheeses. Barbaresco goes well with first courses based on white truffles and porcini mushrooms.
To serve Barbaresco better you need to use a large and rounded glass. The best tasting temperature is between 18 ° -20 ° C, uncorking the bottle one or two hours before serving.