Barbaresco is a Piedmont village that gives its name to the Barbaresco wine, a great red wine too often shaded by its famous cousin, the Barolo. Barbaresco is another fantastic expression of the Nebbiolo grape grown in Piedmont. The Nebbiolo grapes used in the Barbaresco are grown in and around the commune of Barbaresco, near Alba, and aged for at least 2 years whilst for the Barolo the ageing is 3 years.
The Barbaresco Montubert is an award winning single vineyard Barberesco, made from grapes grown in an old vineyard located. This Barbaresco is a very elegant red wine, rich, with soft tannins and a complex nose, lively and a full palate.
The Barbaresco, like its cousin Barolo, is a wine that wants to be decanted and allowed to breath before being drunk, Barbaresco is a perfect wine for game and stew and mature cheeses and also as alternative to his most famous cousin, Barolo.
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The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.