Wine Detail

Barbera d'Alba

Wine name:Barbera d'Alba


Zone:Annunziata District (La Morra)

Vineyard extension (hectares):1.5

Blend:100% Barbera

Vineyard age (year of planting):Barbera 1992

Soil Type:calcareous-clayey


Altitude:350 meters above sea level

Colour:Ruby red

Nose:Sour black cherry, underbrush berries, notes of violets, herbs and spices

Flavour:Fresh, supple, flavourful, fruity

Serving temperature (°C):18

Match with:Suitable for the whole meal, white meats, cheeses

Average no. bottles/year:10,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6


vine training system: guyot

Vinification and ageing

Maceration with the skins and fermentation with temperature control in steel for approx. 1 week. Malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine matures in old wood for 3-4 months. No filtering.

Wine Producer



Address:Frazione Annunziata Pozzo 49/A 12064 La Morra CN

Owner:Renato Corino

Year of establishment:2005

Total annual production:45000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):7

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):3ha Barbera/Dolcetto 4ha Nebbiolo

Vine training system:

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:20th September - 10th October

Agronomist:Renato Corino

Oenologist:Renato Corino


After his father’s estate was divided, Renato established his own estate in the Arborina area in 2005.
The vineyards stand in the prized La Morra crus of Rocche dell’Annunziata, Arborina and Pozzo.
The cellar is extremely modern and equipped with vinification vats with temperature control and every year 30% of the barriques (exclusively medium toasted French oak) are replaced with new ones.
The estate is now run by Renato together with his daughter Chiara and his son Stefano.
Renato is a perfectionist in the vineyards: no chemical products are sprayed, only copper and sulphur is used, grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines and then it is tilled into the soil in the winter, which means that no herbicides nor fertilizers are used either. He very carefully drops fruit at the end of July and shortly before the harvest so that the clusters that are picked are perfect. The result is certainly outstanding: the single vineyard Barbera Vigna Pozzo joins the half dozen world class wines produced by this varietal. A wine of stunning concentration, colour and length, it displays a phenomenal complexity of flavours and aromas.
Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is a wine whose magical elegance and finesse are unrivalled in the whole appellation and brand the cru as the “Musigny” of Barolo.
 Arborina will no doubt remain the classic it has always been. An archetypal La Morra expression in its generous flesh, it distinguishes itself from all other surrounding crus by a touch of austerity, that tannic grip in the finish which is the trademark of this cru.
Renato also makes a Barolo Riserva, mainly from the older vines of the Rocche vineyard, a Barolo “base”, a Dolcetto and a Nebbiolo d’Alba . 

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