Barbaresco Riserva DOCG Santo Stefano

Region: Piemonte

Sub-region: Albesani


This 6.7 ha. vineyard is south and south-westerly facing. Vine age ranges between 30 - 40 years. Guyot trained. Soil composition is primarily calcareous marl.


Hand-harvested in early October. Vinified according to traditional methods, with an automatic pumping-over system. Fermented for 10 - 12 days at a controlled temperature (maximum 30º). The malolactic fermentation is then carried out in wooden barrels, at a constant temperature of 18°C. Aged in French oak barrels for 36 months, then for a further 12 months in the bottle.

7,000 - 15,000 bottles are produced at a time, but only in the best vintages.