Matteo Correggia Barbera d'Alba Marun 2009

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 114683
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

Matteo Correggia's Barbera d'Alba DOC comes from a vineyard in Canale d'Alba in the Roero. The south facing vineyard sits at a 310 meter elevation, and soil composition is roughly sixty percent sand, thirty percent silt and four percent clay. The vine density in this vineyard is significantly higher than the vineyards that produce the Anthos and Arenis, at five thousand vines per hectare, but the per hectare yield is much lower than allowed by the Barbera d'Alba DOC rules due to extensive green cropping. After harvest there is a six to eight day maceration period with frequent punch downs and delestage; fermentation is finished in barrique. Correggia's Barberra is aged for 18 months in sixty percent new barrique. About 1000 cases are produced each year.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Barbera d’Alba Marun shows fabulous intensity in its radiant dark raspberries, flowers, licorice and French oak. This juicy, silky Barbera boasts tons of polish and sheer sexiness. It should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. "
91 Points

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Style: Big & Bold
Lots of flavors with strong tannin
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Learn About Matteo Correggia

The Roero district is located in the lower-altitude, rounded, sandy hills north of the Tanaro River and northwest of the Langhe. Young Nebbiolo and Barbera from this region have a particularly fresh and lively character. In 2001, Matteo Correggia tragically passed away just as he entered Piedmont's winemaking elite. With the help of Giorgio Rivetti (of the famous La Spinetta...

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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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