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Bel Colle, Ape Reale, Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, 2011

Ape Reale


  • Grape Variety: Barbera
  • Drink: 2013 - 2014


Bel Colle

Andrea Bricarello

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Dark and intense nose. Pomegranate juice concentration. Good balance of acidity and fruits. Dusty chocolate and roasted coconut on the finish. Quite elegant overall, despite the alcohol level.

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Pale crimson ruby. Fresh and ripe with a hint of aniseed. Full aromas of ripe plum. Round and juicy with fair intensity of bramble fruit flavours. Some balance and length.

Ian D'Agata

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Purple-tinged ruby. Aromatically compressed aromas of dark plums and spices. Then big and rich, with youthfully chewy tannins providing support to the tenuous amounts of fruit present. Finishes clean and long, but I would have liked a little but more fruit.


Wine name: Ape Reale
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2011
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Subregion: Barbera d'Alba

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