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Barbera d’Alba DOC ‘Bussia’

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Tasting Notes

The Barbera grapes for this wine are grown organically in the sub-area of Bussia (Busije in Piedmont dialect), in the grounds of Cascina Canavere in Monforte d’Alba (the heart of the Barolo production area). Barbera is one of the most beloved varietals in Piemont and the most widely planted. Due to its natural freshness and high acidity, Barbera is a perfect match to food and extremely versatile at the table.

Intense ruby red. A subtle oak ageing enhances complexity while maintaining the fruity aromas of black currant and berries, notes of spices and tobacco which mingle well in this elegant red. Balanced and expressive, with characteristic Barbera acidity which will ensure enjoyment for several years. Pair with a variety of dishes such as cold cuts, pasta, legume soups, roasted or braised meat, pork, stuffed poultry, and spicy cheeses.

2011 rated 90 WS – Top Value from Piedmont

2012: Wine Spectator Top Values: Italian red $25 or less

2015 rated 91 JS

2018 rated 91 WA, 90 JS

2019 rated 90 WA


Giacosa Fratelli




100% Barbera

Location of Vineyards

Bussia, within the grounds of Cascina Canavere in Monforte d'Alba




380-410 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Organic, not certified


Marine sedimentation and muddy currents on marlstone, rich in iron.


Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation with the skins, aged in large casks (60hl) for 8 to 12 months.

Alcohol Content


Total Production

30,000 bottles


Maurizio Giacosa