2021 Castel del Lupo Limes Barbera (Organic)

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2021 Castel del Lupo Limes Barbera (Organic)

This organic, unoaked Barbera is a new project from Castel del Lupo, and has bags of red berry fruit and bright acidity.

Tasting Notes


Aromas of summer fruits with touches of spice and black pepper. 


The palate has bright redcurrant and cranberry characters, violet hints, ripe tannins and vibrant acidity.

2021 Castel del Lupo Limes Barbera (Organic)


The Barbera vines grow in silt, clay and chalk soils on south and south-west-facing slopes at 250 metres altitude. The Barbera grapes are hand-harvested and undergo selection, before a 6-7 day maceration on the skins. After fermentation, the wine spends over 9 months in stainless steel before bottling


Castel del Lupo, in the heart of Oltrepograve; Pavese, dates back centuries - and includes the eighteenth-century Palazzo Pegazzera. In 1974 three entrepreneurs took over this historic estate and began a regeneration process. Giovanni Doglio, whose father and grandfather were both Piemontese winemakers, has over 40 years experience managing wineries. Recently joined by his daughter Federica, he has worked tirelessly to develop the estate. They have purchased more vineyards (to cover 100ha at around 300m altitude), planted new vines and built a new cellar. The vineyards are now certified organic. The winery's main focus is high-quality bottle-fermented sparkling wine, and much of the vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir for this purpose. However, these vines are also the source of fine still red wines.

A Note on Sustainability

Led by Giovanni Doglio since 1974, the team at Castel del Lupo is very keen to honour the long heritage of its estate which existed even before its inclusion on a map of the region in 1301. All of Castel del Lupos grapes are estate grown and the 100-hectare property is now fully certified organic to maintain the integrity of the environment, the ecosystem and soil fertility without resorting to artificial substances at any stage of the production processes.


    Year 2021
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 80% Barbera; 20% Syrah
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content
    14.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
    Type Red Wine
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable, Organic
    Food Matches Enjoy with risotto prepared with pork sausage and a little of the wine too!
    Origin Lombardia, Italy
    Appellation Provincia Di Pavia IGT