Ruvei translates into "old oak tree". Terroir: The grapes used in producing this wine come exclusively from vineyards located in the heart of the production of Barolo, Barbaresco and Nebbiolo d'Alba. Production code allows to make Barbera d'Alba wine in the assembly with a small percentage (up to 15%) of Nebbiolo d'Alba, in order to increase finesse and elegance. Cantine Marchesi di Barolo uses the most of this opportunity, together with the choice of vineyards positions and attention to perfect ripening of the grapes, the wine delivers a softer, more structure, but with low acidity. The vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system on hills with favorable inclines and terrains that are prevalently calcareous and clayey and alternating with layers of whitish marl. Vinification: Grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks 30-32 degrees C. (82-86 F.). Maceration of the skins lasts circa 8 days, during which time the fermenting wine is regularly recycled from the bottom to the top of the tank in order to take all the elements present on skins and to extract the color slowly and softly. Wine is racked when it is almost completely dry. The assembly in traditional large casks of Slavonian oak helps to make the wine more harmonious and increase the finesse of the bouquet. The sweetness is due largely to the moderate acidity and tannins extracted from small medium toast French oak barrels, where the Ruvei is aged for 12 months. Barbera d'Alba Ruvei reaches maturity after 2 years from the harvest and matures further between 2 and 6 years.
Since 2006, it has been under the direction of the family of Ernesto Abbona which, with more than 60% of the shares, has a majority control....
Since 2006, it has been under the direction of the family of Ernesto Abbona which, with more than 60% of the shares, has a majority control. This has permitted an increase in productivity and refocusing of commercial strategy which is the reason behind the growth of the buisness in recent years. The operating principle behind the business is a firm conviction of and commitment to the indisputable quality of the wines produced in this region, as characterized by a number of indigenous vines of great prestige. In fact, the composition of the soil in the lower regions of Piedmont is quite unique.