Marcarini Barbera d’Alba Ciabot Camerano DOC 2021, Piedmont, Italy

Marcarini was founded in the 1850s in the province of Cuneo. Today the winery is owned by Manuel Marchetti with Armando Cordero acting as the winemaker. Marcarini currently has 42 acres under vine including several grand, historical crus whose Dolcetto vines are the oldest in Italy. Points of interest: Crafting Barolos that are ideally poised between traditional and modern. Estate Grown, Estate Bottled. The winery is now in its sixth generation. One of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels. The exceptional vineyards, all estate-owned, are the real heart of the winery. The excellent locations, steepness of the slopes and nature of the terrain, exposure to the sunlight, and exceptional microclimate, are not only conducive to making top wines but also to maintain non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. The total surface under vine is 49 of the estate’s 62 acres. The Marcarini vineyards are exclusively native, planted with grape types born and bred in the Langhe hills. The Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo grow within the 11-original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra: two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra, are close to the Marcarini home and winery. 100% Barbera. Marcarini Barbera d?Alba ‘Ciabot Camerano’ DOC is deep garnet in color with thick, warm reflections going on ruby. On the nose the bouquet is broad, characteristic, complex and very persistent. On the palate the wine is austere and warm flavor with remarkable robustness, balanced and harmonious turns sweet with a pleasant sapidity.