High toned on the nose with aromas of blue mineral earth, dusty, blue flowers, and wild berry fruit that shows a bit more red fruit character than the Cerretta.  This shows great focus and definition in the mouth with great old vine character, elegant yet really snappy and well focused. There’s an amazing purity and rawness to this, it’s fresh and shows not a hint of alcohol with incredible purity to the fruit  that widens out on the back end with black spices, a nice earthy, mineral component and fleshy, ripe plummy fruit supported by gentle tannins. With ait this does develop a leathery note on the nose which might be off-putting to some,  but I just kept on drinking this. Awesome Barbera. 95pts

 
 
One additional year in wood, often used to season botte, about half sees barrique, in this year because of new botte no new barrique but typically fifteen to twenty percent, full south exposure of the vineyard, high temps,little thermic excursion, a tight little valley with a very steep vineyard, high percentages of sand, very narrow rows, no tractors can be used so all manual work.
 
This has a really big nose that is barely fruit driven showing instead layers of forest floor, leather, dried meat, bramble and dark macerated floral aromas over a base of small blackberry fruits. Opulent on entry and chewy in the mouth with an attractive lightweight density to the wine, it’s not heavy but it is a bit thick with the  acidity kicking in early and showing decisively but not too elevated. there’s great power and length, this is fabulous in a rich, powerful fresh and clear style. A really attractive blend of power and grace. 93pts

 
 
Two years slavonian oak
 
Fairly opaque color for Barbera, ,this comes from Bricco delle Viole, old vines of 40 years or more, 
 
Very aromatic and both subtle and complex on the nose with aromas of forest floor, violets, soil and macerated black fruits. On entry here is a bit noticeable wood tannin, though this is  round, opulent and rich,  with a hint of RS and filled with jammy black fruits. Silky smooth with  great depth of flavor, there is impressive freshness here considering the power and weight, and there are also some fairly prominent tannins that help drive the plum and wild cherry flavors through the long savory finish. this holds its 15% very well and if you think, outside of Barbera expectations this is a very special wine. 93pts

 
 
Very aromatic on the nose and filled with aromas of clay rich soil. musky spice, and freshly crushed black fruit. On entry this is tight and a bit wooly with some pencil lead accents early on followed by  powerful, broad dark ripe and yet transparent fruit. A firmly tannic barbera that is  a little chewy, deep and long with mulberry and boysenberry fruit that offers palate staining intensity and exceptional liquory and vinous length. 93pts

 
 
Vines planted in 1948, old rupestris,
 
Spicy and sweet nose which is stunning and totally terroir driven, hinting at a little camphor, mild wild berry fruit, and a licorice top note. This is a little on the soft side for Barbera but clear and open with fresh wild berry fruit, succulent red currants and wild blackberries topped with minty hints and a touch of stemmy and woodsy complexity. Totally refined and totally compelling Barbera. 93pts

 
 
Tobacco, dried raspberries, tar, earth, spice, and a little blackcurrant fruit all waft up gently from the glass. Opening with good acids this is quickly soft, broad in the mouth,  ripe with a touch of pomegranate and chocolate wrapped around black cherry fruit that is supported by bright fine tannins and lots of chocolate on the finish. This is fresh,with pretty perfumes in the mouth and lovely length to the slightly candied black raspberry fruit. I tasted this blind and did not think it was Barbera. A gorgeously aged example. 92pts

 
 
Two three days more of maceration, one year 15 Hl in botte
 
Production is from .66 hectare, 1500 bottles, half point of alcohol higher than the normal bottling, plants yield small clusters,  very small and very tight, small berries, give a wine of unusual extraction and richness,
 
Chocolate and toasted herbs greet the nose followed by hint, a little of herb stem, a touch of dried basil stem, earth, ash, old wood and a bit of dried berry fruit. This is exciting in the mouth, rich and with great depth yet clear and bright as it dances across the palate. The purity of the black fruit is terrific and the  nice firm tannins and  lovely firm and integrated acids offer exceptional balance yielding an elegant wine that  has an innate sweetness to the fruit and a lightly tactile quality to the dry extract. Fascinating wine. 92pts