Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Mario Costa"

****Touring Club Italiano 2023
Corona della criticaTouring Club Italiano 2023
Corona del pubblicoTouring Club Italiano 2023
96Luca Maroni 2023
92Falstaff Online Tasting 2022
95Luca Maroni 2016
CrownItalian Touring Club 2016

Harvested by hand at the beginning of October, it is vinified through soft destemming, followed by fermentation in stainless steel with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature and 15 days of maceration on the skins with frequent pumping over. It is first aged for 14-16 months in French oak barriques and then for 12 months in bottles lying down. There is no continuity in production, as only exceptional vintages are made and production is therefore variable.



100% Barbera

Production area





280 m a.s.l.


South - East







Bottle format

75 cl

Technical data sheet Barbera d'Alba Superiore ``Mario Costa`` DOC

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FeaturesTasting notes

Barbera d'Alba Superiore Selezione Mario Costa has an intense ruby red colour. The bouquet is persistent, with hints of blackberry, raspberry and sweet notes of tobacco. It is a full-bodied wine, impressive for its fresh softness and roundness, but at the same time possessing an enveloping and persistent intensity.

Wine & FoodAbbinations

Barbera d'Alba Superiore Selezione Mario Costa should be served at 16-18 °C. It goes perfectly with red meats, stuffed pasta, game and cured meats.

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Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Mario Costa" is the highest expression of our Barbera grapes. A superiority that comes immediately to the nose and palate.

Above all, this wine has a much longer shelf life and ageing potential.
Mario Costa is produced in the Roero, a hilly area near the town of Alba. It is an aged Barbera and - as time goes by - becomes fuller and more balanced. Sometimes with notes of wood in the aftertaste.

Barbera has strong tannins, yet never too aggressive. So it shows a lean body and incredible acidity even though it grows in relatively warm areas.

In conclusion, the strong point of our Barbera, even in the "Superiore" key, remains its extraordinary drinkability. You can drink this wine as an accompaniment to important dishes based on farmed meat or game as well as in combination with classic Piedmontese hors d'oeuvres. For example vitello tonnato rather than salami.
In short, by opting for a Barbera as full-bodied as the "Mario Costa", you can accompany the most elaborate dishes with sure success; from risotto with truffles to game or a tartare of Fassona with truffles. Prosit!