Producer Spotlight: Osvaldo Barberis
Welcome to the latest installment of our series highlighting the wineries and producers that craft the wines for Tasting Room! We're excited to show you some behind-the-scenes photos and give you a peek at how our Dolcetto is made at Osvaldo Barberis in the Langhe.
Osvaldo Barberis is a small family business located in Dogliani, one of the most beautiful areas in Langhe suitable for vines, and in particular, for growing Dolcetto grapes. (This is also the region that introduced Nutella to the world!)
The small family farm covers 9 hectares, seven of which are devoted to Dolcetto. The vines average about 30 years and are placed in cavalcapoggio rows and pruned in the traditional way. These conditions support the organic management of the farm, allowing the owners to produce ripe grapes without the use of chemical fertilizers or fungicides. Osvaldo Barberis also raises Piemontese cattle, completing the cycle of a typical Langhe farm.
Production of the wine is managed by oenologist Piero Ballario. The wine is not filtered before bottling in order to maintain a low levels of sulphites, and the result is a product that clearly expresses the characteristics of the region. Taste Osvaldo Barberis' Dolcetto for yourself: the fruity and smooth 2016 Commuovere Dolcetto di Dogliani Valdibà DOCG is on sale now at Tasting Room.