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Date Printed: 11/20/2014
Batasiolo Barbera d'Alba Sovrana 2007
Batasiolo Barbera d'Alba Sovrana 2007
(search item no. 104828)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The area of production of this wine extends over the hills of the Langhe in the Barolo wine-growing area.

The fermentation with maceration on the skins lasts from 10 to 15 days, and the wine is stored in small oak barrels for around 12-15 months.

After careful tasting the wine is blended and bottled. The "Sovrana" - or "sovereign" - is then matured for a fur

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About Batasiolo:

In the local dialect of old rural Piedmont the word "beni", meaning "property, assets", has always been used with a slightly different meaning, denoting not only the farming land belonging to large landowners, but also small-holdings: "andè' nti beni" means going out into the fields or the vineyards to work or to give instruction. Nourishment comes from the land - the asset par excellence - and the soul of the farmer, who identifies himself with his property, is inextricably tied to the land.

The "Beni di Batasiolo", the amphitheatre of vineyards surrounding Batasiolo's cellars, was the original setting for their company. Over the years other farms - other "properties" - have been added to this nucleus, and now the estate covers nearly one hundred hectares of vineyards, making it one of the largest farming concerns in the Langhe.