Barbera d’Alba is the most traditional of Piedmontese wines. The grapes come from vineyards characterised by predominantly clay/limestone soils, alternating with layers of whitish marl, which provides the wine with an excellent structure and endows it with a vigorous but balanced character. The Production Regulations allow Barbera d’Alba to be vinified with a small percentage (up to 15%) of Nebbiolo d’Alba, to increase its finesse and elegance. The Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo makes use of this opportunity which, together with the choice of vineyard positions and the attention to the perfect ripening of the grapes, allows us to obtain a softer wine, with greater structure, but with reduced acidity.


The colour is ruby-red with purple shades. Aromas are fresh with fruity notes reminiscent of blackberries, red fruit jam and spicy scents of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. Flavours are full and rich, with a slight touch of tartness. Oak is well integrated amongst other aromas and flavours. Barbera d’Alba is an ideal wine for the entire meal and a perfect companion for every occasion. It pairs well with savoury appetisers, first courses with rich sauces and second courses made with boiled or roasted meat. This wine also enhances the flavour of traditional vegetable soups. It is the ideal pairing for fresh cold cuts and hard cheeses.