Why we love it
The Barbaresco, often shaded by its famous cousin, the Barolo, is another fantastic expression of the Nebbiolo grape.
Nebbiolo grapes used in the Barbaresco are grown in the commune of Barbaresco, another small Piedmont town. The grapes are harvested and the aged for 2 years, Barolo is 3.
The Barbaresco Montubert made from grapes obtained from an old vineyards located in the Barbaresco town, is elegant, rich, a very good red wine, with crunchy tannins and a complex nose, lively and a full palate. The Barbaresco is wine that wants to be decanted and allowed to breath, perfect for game and stew and mature cheeses and is a perfect alternative to his most famous cousin,
The artisan who made it
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.