The name Barabba is a play on words with the grape variety Barbera. We liked the idea because just as Barabas in the bible was given a second chance, we felt that the Monferrato region also deserved a second chance in the face of other, better known regions.

We consider the wine a worthy ambassador of the region, a rich, fresh, elegant wine with a clear mineral edge.

Technical Data

Vintage 2010
Varieties Barbera 100%
Apellation Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
Fermenting vats Stainless steel
Fermenting temperature < 30°C
Yeasts Indigenous yeasts
Length of maceration 10-12 days
Malolactic fermentation in oak
Ageing vessels French barrels
Ageing period 28 months
Clarification & filtration Not clarified or filtered
Bottle ageing 6 mesi
Bottles produced 5000
Alcohol 14% vol.

Vineyard data

Production area Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato
Vineyard name Scandoletto, Arian
Aspect South, south-west
Altitude 380m
Soil Calcarious clay
Vineyards planted in 1930, 1960
Planting density 4000 vines/ha
Yield 0.8 kg per vine
Harvest date Prima settimana di ottobre