The 2015 vintage started out with a cold, wet winter with abundant snowfall that created excellent water reserves in the soil. Mild springtime temperatures prompted early vine growth that continued throughout the season. Climatic conditions in summer were very dry with high temperatures well above average until the end of August. These hot, dry conditions did not endanger grape ripening due to plentiful water reserves in the vineyards. Harvesting began on September 24th and was completed on September 29th.
Grapes were carefully selected, destemmed and crushed. Maceration on the skins lasted for approximately 10 days at a maximum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). Malolactic fermentation was completed before the end of winter. The wine was aged in oak barrels of varying capacities.
Prunotto’s Barbaresco is produced from vineyards in Treiso and Neive in the Barbaresco area, it’s the feminine expression of Nebbiolo. An aristocratic wine yet accessible and pleasant. It is aged in large oak barrels of varying capacities to enhance balance and softness on the palate.
Barbaresco 2015 is an intense garnet red in color. The nose is complex with aromas of red fruit and spicy notes. The palate is full and velvety with a persistent finish.
Barbaresco's history goes back to 1894 when Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba, dedicated his passions and efforts to crafting this wine. Production regulations and territorial criteria were established with DOC status in 1966 and DOCG status in 1980 that includes the cities of Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive and Alba.