This wine is sourced from 100% Cru vineyards. Similar to the Burgundy model (but not exactly the same) by blending the two Cru’s David declassifies as a ‘simple’ Barbaresco DOCG. All the wine in this bottling is from Cru classified vineyards. In 2017 it’s 60% from Roncaglie Cru and 40% from Starderi. It’s a small production, with David sourcing 0.3 hectares from Roncaglie (the whole Cru is 13 hct) and another 0.3 Hects from 2 different vineyards in Starderi.
The two Cru’s give of course differing characteristics to the overall wine. David explains that Roncaglie is picked significantly later than Starderi, South West facing, a little more shaded so longer hang time & more ferrous soils = Dark fruits, more masculine tannin. Starderi is South facing, ‘classic’ Barbaresco soil of sand, silt and clay but full of Calcium carbonate/Calcareous given the village was formerly the seabed. It offers elegance, spice and a red berry profile. - Importer Note
I have a heavy addiction to Nebbiolo, and I live in Barbaresco where I'm completely surrounded by it. I'm also Australian by birth and that means I'm a little bit of a stranger amongst the hills of the Langhe, but I do feel like it's home now. My addiction has taken me on a ride that I would never have dreamed of. I started making wine from the day I left school, and even though I didn't inherit a winery or watch my Dad work the vines, it's been an uncontrollable passion for me since day one. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I found Nebbiolo back in 2006... 10 years later, I'm living amongst the vines in Italy, making wine in the old train station of Barbaresco, and enjoying the positive feedback from my customers that keeps me striving to aim higher. The production has somewhat diverted from only Nebbiolo, and what started with just Barolo and Barbaresco has now grown into 7 wines that are produced from 12 different vineyard sites. I still make one wine in Australia too, which is a unique expression of Australian Nebbiolo. My production is small, no more than 12000 bottles that are mostly allocated which is extremely humbling. Thanks for taking an interest in what I do. - Winery Note
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