Livio’s Barbaresco is the Voghera Family’s flaghip wine, and is only made in very small amounts. The grapes come from a 5-acre, 65-year-old vineyard on the hillsides outside of Neive. Once the fruit is brought into the cellar, the wine ferments in stainless steel tanks and then ages for 2 full years in very old giant French oak barrels.
The outcome is an excellent example of traditional Nebbiolo fruit with big aromas of violet, bark, spice and cherry. The finish is beautifully long with lingering notes of cherry, leather, coffee, and chocolate. Decant in order to enjoy the full richness of this wine. This is one of the finest examples of robust Barbaresco with a lot of class, as it has a lot of grip and texture behind it.
About the Producer:
Luigi Voghera is nestled smack dab in the middle of Barbaresco country in Piemonte, in a small village called Tetti situated between the three main towns of the region: Treiso, Neive, & Barbaresco. In 1974, Luigi and his wife Pinuccia officially opened up their lovely winery to focus on what their estate fruit could do best. Luigi has since passed on, but his son Livio has followed in his father's footsteps and makes extraordinary wine from their sustainably-farmed 22 hectares of vineyards. Livio has a small but beautiful cellar full of large old oak barrels to help age some of his wines while still retaining specific varietal character from his grapes. Although Barbaresco is the true flagship of Livio's property, he is able to bring out a perfect and classic expression from every grape that he works with. As he has expanded his standard line of Nebbiolo and Barbera further, his Favorita, Arneis, and even Moscato are all precise and exquisite as well. All the time, Livio strives to work more and more with the native flora and fauna for a holistic production, and it shows in the love that you taste in the bottle.