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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Marcarini Barbera d'Alba Ciabot Camerano 2009
Marcarini Barbera d'Alba Ciabot Camerano 2009
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International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $15.19

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The full bouquet is characteristic, complex and very persistent, the palate austere and warm, its considerable full body accentuated; the wine's superb balance and harmony are further exalted by sweet tannins.

Delicious with braised beef, game and aged cheese.

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About Marcarini:

Luisa & Manuel Marchetti have been in charge of Luisa's family winery since 1990, with Manuel responsible for sales & promotions, Luisa orchestrating the wines with consultant oenologist Armando Cordero. Founded by Luisa's great-great-great-grandfather, the estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels as early as 1950. The property covers 62 acres, 42 of which are under vine. In fact, one of Marcarini's superb, historical crus is 150-year-old Boschi di Berri, whose Dolcetto vines are among the oldest in Italy, having survived Phylloxera and maintained indigenous rootstock. The Marchettis' varietal map (except the Shiraz) is almost exclusively native to the Langhe hills. The Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo are grown within the estate's original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra: two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra. The building itself (adjoining a medieval tower) goes back to the 1700s: the cool, ancient underground cellars provide an ideal environment for the wines’ classic élevage. The exceptional vineyards – all estate-owned – are the true heart of the winery. The superb locations, steepness of the slopes and nature of the terrain, exposure to the sunlight, exceptional microclimate, are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management.