The name Barabba is a play on words with the grape variety Barbera, the dominant variety in our estate. 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 2016
Apellation Vino Rosso
Fermenting vats Cement
Fermenting temperature < 30°C
Yeasts Indigenous yeasts
Length of maceration 21-31 days
Malolactic fermentation in cement
Ageing vessels Large Barrels 21Hl
Ageing period 24 months
Clarification & filtration Not clarified or filtered
Bottle ageing 6 mesi
Bottles produced 2500
Alcohol 14.5% vol.

Vineyard data

Production area Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato
Vineyard name Scandoletto, Arian
Aspect South, south-west
Altitude 350m
Soil Calcarious clay
Vineyards planted in 1930, 1935
Planting density 3000 vines/ha
Yield 0.8 kg per vine
Harvest date Last week of September, first week in October