Barbera d’Alba Ciabot Camerano DOC

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

  • 2021 | James Suckling91
  • 2020 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2012 | Wine Spectator88
  • 2011 | International Wine Cellar91
Grape Varieties:

100% Barbera

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel, concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

5-10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

27 °C (80.6 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:


Fining agent:


Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container size:

25 Hl

Container age:

Less than 10 Years Old

Type of oak:


Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

9 months in Oak + 9 Months in Stainless Steel

Aging in bottle:

2 Months





Vineyard location:

La Morra and Neviglie, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay with high magnesium content

Vine training:



300-380 meters (984-1,247 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,000 vines per hectare


85 q/ha


Southern, southeastern and southwestern

Years planted:

1992, 2002

Age of vines:

17 and 27 years old

Time of harvest:

Late September

First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting 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 soft tannins.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2-60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

3 - 8 years


Alc. cont. 13,5% by vol.


The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti