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by Antonio Galloni

2010  Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore le Rocchette
A Barbera Dry  Red Table wine from , Incisa Scapaccino, Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Review by Antonio Galloni
WA # , #203 (Oct 2012)
Rating: 91
Drink 2012 – 2016
Cost: $27

The 2010 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette bursts from the glass with racy dark fruit, spices and multiple layers of vibrant, incisive minerality. I especially admire the balance of opulent fruit and minerality in the 2010. This succulent, vibrant Barbera is a fabulous drink. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016

2009  Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza
A Barbera Dry  Red Table wine from , Asti, Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Review by Antonio Galloni
WA # , #203 (Oct 2012)
Rating: 94
Drink 2012 – 2019
Cost: $34
Even more impressive, the 2009 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza is flat-out sumptuous. All the best qualities of this great Barbera vintage come together in the glass. There is absolutely nothing missing. Vibrant veins of minerality support the succulent fruit through to the deeply expressive finish. Although striking today, I confess I would be tempted to cellar a few bottles of this beauty just to see what might develop. Olim Bauda’s Superiore is totally impeccable. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Wine Advocate #197

Antonio Galloni

92 Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore NIZZA 2008

The 2008 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza is a huge, exciting wine loaded with smoke, tar, licorice, crushed rocks and dark fruit. This is an intense, brooding style but all of the elements come together beautifully in the glass. Clean, saline notes frame the gorgeous finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.

90 Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette 2009

The 2009 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette shows terrific energy and focus in floral and mineral-infused red fruit. This delicious Barbera should offer fine drinking for the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.