Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2009

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 112616
  • red wine
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The color is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. The perfum is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced.

Critical Acclaim

"This tasty cherry- and blackberry-laced red is juicy, supple and well-balanced. Goes down very easy, with a hint of spice on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made."
88 Points

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Style: Big & Bold
I cannot explain what happened when this wine was rated but, I think it was a mistake. The only thing I can see with this vintage is that at only 3 years old, it's young. The nose of this vintage is rich and full. The presentation is good with excellent legs for its age. The color is dark red and garnet with hints of purple, which speaks to its youth. The pallet was good with slightly out of balance tannins and acidity, again because of it youth. There were distinct notes of spices, earth, oak, and ripe fruit. The finish was consistent with its age and will lengthen as it ages. At a price that is less than $14 per bottle, I dont think there is a better opportunity on this web page. At this price, I would highly recommend buying at least a case of this wine and putting it away for 5 years. When this vintage matures, it will be excellent. I would give this wine a solid 90 points now. I think its 88 point rating is pessimistic. This wine is going to be excellent in the years to come.
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Setting precedents is a characteristic of Piedmontese winemaking and Marchesi di Barolo, one of the region's premier producers of Barolo, is no exception. In the mid-1800s, Marchesi di Barolo became the first estate in Italy to vinify its red wines in a dry style, a revolutionary concept at the time, but one with enduring and immensely beneficial consequences for the entire Italian...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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