Castello di Neive Barbera d’Alba Doc 2022
The Castello di Neive farm was founded in the early 1960s by engineer Italo Stupino and boasts an estate of 60 hectares, 27 of which are planted with vineyards and 20 with hazelnut groves. Aging of the wines takes place in modern, up-to-date winemaking cellars, while at one time in noted winemaker Louis Oudart produced a dry wine from nebbiolo grapes, which under the name “Neive” won a gold medal at the 1862 London Exposition.
The company now produces about 170,000 bottles and has among the best vineyards in the Barbaresco area.
The wines have been produced for more than 30 years by winemaker Claudio Roggero.
The production area covers several vineyards between Barbaresco and Neive.
Exposure: Southeast to southwest, with elevation from 240 to 280 meters above sea level.
Age of the vines: about 25-30 years old.
St. Agatha Fossil Marls (Tortonian), characterized by bluish calcareous marls.
Very bright ruby red color with violet hues. The nose is vinous with very fresh fruity notes reminiscent of well-ripened red fruits. The palate is fresh and balanced with acidity present but well integrated and offset by softness.