Oldest vineyard of Barbera that is full south facing towards Monforte, small grapes, always makes a powerful wine, high alcohol and high acid, fifteen months in wood, barrique, some botte, almost all new wood, normally uses lots of new wood here,
Black fruit and oak greet  the nose along with a nice hit of  leather. This manages to get spicy black cherry aromas out but shows too much oak on the nose. In the mouth this is silky on entry, well integrated, rich and ina voluptuous style that hides its 15% but well. theres quite a bit of brightness on the back end, though this is quite creamy in the mouth with black cherry and spicy oak notes moving from the palate to the slightly dry and tannic finish. Muscular and opulent, rather from the more is better school of winemaking, one can see why this is popular. 87pts

Finely focused on the nose with old wood toned spice, rose stems and tart dark red fruit aromas.  Smooth on entry and very well integrated this has acidity that is a touch low with soft tannins supporting nice cherried fruit with a little cut plum adding complexity on the modest finish. Easy drinking, if a little creamy in texture,  this is rather small scaled and the acids do make themselves better known on the refreshing finish. 86pts

A little sweet, floral, and red fruited on the nose this  shows a touch of savory wood as well. Rather sweet/tart on entry with a nice silky feel, there’s a little black raspberry early on the palate, followed by a black fruited, smooth mid-palate with some black spice that pops on the backend and leads to a moderately long finish showing a small black cherry preserves tone. 86pts

This is very pretty on the nose, floral and herbal with a touch of ink and bright black plum skin and wild berry fruit wrapped up with a hint of chocolate. On entry though this is a bit soft with a touch of a pasty feel that clears up on a midpalate showing clear, glassy black fruit. Rather simple and fresh with floral and red fruit flavors this turns a bit creamy on the backend with cherry skin fruit and dry tannins appearing on the modest finish. 85pts

two weeks maceration,  two years in botte, a bit younger and smaller sized than for Barolo
This shows some caraway seed on the nose, and a little oxidation with some caramel like notes over sweet tart fruit. On entry one finds some fine grained tannins supporting nice plum fruit, along with solid acids that are not over the top but totally noticeable. This lacks some brightness of flavor, and is a bit earthy but there is nice richness to this, rustic, unusually tannic Barbera. The tannin is a little bit a trait of the soil in Bricco Boschis and this has a certain mintiness to it which I often find in the wines of cavallotto which might be terroir, or might be their native yeast. The finish is a bit dry here as well. 85pts

Over a year in barrique, one third new,eight days of fermentation
Tight, a little briar pipe, some soil and wood spice greets the nose along with a bit of toasty spice framing, candied mulberry fruit. The oak here builds with air adding a creamy, cedary aspect to the nose. Soft and  a little creamy in the mouth as well though with nice depth and purity of fruit. This is fairly precise in the mouth but the oak adds sweetness and creaminess that isn't really necessary here. Less lively than the 2011 base bottling but the finish is driven by acid and shows some nice fresh berry fruit before too much wood tannin kicks in to dry everything out. 84pts

Assemblage of all their plots and Roero, also in this case try to produce a product that represents Barbera the variety
Six to seven months of wood,
Very ripe on the nose with strong black, dusty, roasted fruit over toasty wood spice. This is a little soft and creamy in the mouth and lacks a little vitality on the palate which does show plenty of  black plummy and spiced cherry fruit. There’s a density here that sticks to the mouth a bit and leaves  the finish a touch pasty. 83pts

Three day fermentation, 100 percent new oak, for 18 months,
Floral and red fruited on the nose with plenty of minty wood and toasty spice. In the mouth this is low with a certain lifeless density. There are some nice violet and blue and boysenberry fruit inner mouth perfumes along with  some wood sweetness and wood  tannins that cut the loose finish short. 83pts