Barbera d’Alba Ciabot Camerano DOC
Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758, surrounded on all sides by perfectly manicured hillside vineyards. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. The winery’s historic cool, underground cellars are ideal for classic élevage. The exquisite Marcarini range features an embracing style, outstanding longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for.
Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri Pre-Fillossera, one of its historic crus, is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre-Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned in some of the most sought-after areas of the region known for winemaking excellence. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimate are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. Vineyard surface covers 42 of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively).
Some of the winery’ sunniest vineyards grow Barbera, a rustic and humble native variety of southwestern Piedmont. One of the most planted grapes in Italy, it is capable of very high yields and easier ripening.
Marcarini makes sure to pick when the grapes have reached peak ripeness, fermenting them traditionally. The wine ages in oak, and then in bottle. Ciabot Camerano displays great typicity, honoring its birthplace. Structure, longevity and complexity are all characteristics of this well-crafted Barbera.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2012 | Wine Spectator88
- 2011 | International Wine Cellar91
Stainless steel, concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
27 °C (80.6 °F)
Less than 10 Years Old
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
9 months in Oak + 9 Months in Stainless Steel
Aging in bottle:
La Morra and Neviglie, Piedmont
2 hectares (5 acres)
Calcareous clay with high magnesium content
300-380 meters (984-1,247 feet) above sea level
4,000 vines per hectare
Southern, southeastern and southwestern
Age of vines:
17 and 27 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
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 soft tannins.
Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2-60.8 °F).
Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.
3 - 8 years
Alc. cont. 13,5% by vol.
The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti