Francesco Rosso Cichin Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore — Vintage 2017 —

 21.60 incl. IVA

Tot: 21.6€
SKU: FRS-BAS-CCN-0 Category:

Maria imagines her Barbera d’Alba Superiore as an elegant lady, carrying a wealth of experience.

It is in fact a mature Barbera, soft and enveloping, with hints of jam. Mature because it is not a vintage wine, but it expresses its best as the years go by and remains stable, fresh and fragrant.

This characteristic is due to the location of the vineyard, beyond the Rocche, about 400 meters above sea level. Here the soil, in addition to being gravelly and sandy, is rich in marls that give structure and body to the wine.

It is a wine particularly beloved by Francesco, to the point of taking his name, Chichin, which in Piedmontese dialect is its diminutive.

According to him, Barbera is a noble wine, and has nothing to envy Nebbiolo.

True, it was once considered the wine of the peasant, a bit rough and generally consumed at home, rather than sold. Today this is no longer the case we invite you to try it to believe.


It is ruby red with orange hues.


You find it complex, fruity, with hints of plum and cherry jam, but also spicy.


It is structured, enveloping and soft, but retains the typical freshness of the grape variety.

Pairing tips

Maria recommends it with a nice grill of fine roasted meats, but strictly medium rare. A few examples? A Fiorentina or an Angus steak.

Eventually, you can sip this Barbera out of a meal, as a meditation wine.

It’s your guy if…

…Need to get wrapped up: couch, blanket and a sip of Barbera Cichin are the solution to every problem!

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Signora Lia – Baglioni

    The Producer

    Francesco Rosso

    In Santo Stefano Roero, Francesco and his wife Maria represent the entire production chain of the company: guardians of the deep bond with the territory, they guarantee authenticity and quality from the vineyard to the glass. Read more


    Basic information

    Product Name: Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
    Cépage: Barbera
    Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
    Classificaton: DOC
    Color: red
    Type: still
    Country/Region: Piedmont
    Vintage: 2017
    Alcool percentage: 15 % vol.
    Sugar rate: < 0.2 g/l
    Number of bottles produced: 2,500

    Vinification (Wine-making)

    Method: steel and aging in wood
    Temperature:25 °C
    Lenght: 20 days
    Malolactic: in steel
    Aging: wood
    Age of barrels: second passage barriques and new tonneau
    Wood type: Freanch aok
    Barrels type: barrique e tonneau
    Level of toast: average
    Percentage of new barrel: 50%
    Aging time in wood: 18 month
    Minimum aging in bottle: 12 month


    Empty bottle weight: 450 g
    Aging potential: 15 years
    Cork size: 26×44
    Cork material: cork
    Bottle type: Bordolese


    of Grape / Cépage: 100% barbera
    Soil: sandy – calcareous
    Exposure: sud
    Agricultural method: lotta integrata (integrated struggle)
    Year of plantation: 2000
    Type of harvest: manual in crates
    Geolocation: 44.8005352098124, 7.926152842848899

    Chemical Analysis

    Dry extract: 31 g/l
    Total acidity: 5.8 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
    Volatile acidity: 0.62 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
    Total SO2: 84 mg/l
    Free SO2: 18 mg/l

    Additional information

    Weight 1.42 kg






    Alcohol content





    Bottle 0.75 L








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