Barbera d’Alba ‘Carati’, Paolo Scavino
Made by Scavino since 1988 in very limited quantity. Sourced from Bricco Ambrogio single vineyard in Roddi with vines planted in 1950. Silky and dense structure, elegant and with remarkable aging potential. Vinification in stainless steel. Aging for 10 months in neutral oak.
Press & Reviews
A juicy style, boasting blackberry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors. Firm yet balanced overall, with a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit and mineral. Drink now through 2020. 292 cases made.
A red with bright, intense blackberry, blueberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Full body, tangy acidity and a flavorful finish. As Barbera should be. Drink now.
The 2013 Barbera d'Alba Affinata in Carati has really shut down post-bottling, but that is not entirely surprising given the personality of the vintage. The interplay of intense, almost unctuous dark fruit and fresher notes from the long season results in a very complete Barbera that should be terrific once it starts to open up. It will be interesting to see if the 2013 regains some of the explosiveness it showed as a barrel sample, or if it develops into a more understated wine.