2010 Correggia "Marun" Barbera d'Alba
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Barbera d’Alba Marun caresses the palate with dark berries, plums, flowers and French oak. Today the fruit is quite primary and powerful, while the oak needs time to integrate. Still, this is a serious wine. The Marun was aged in 30-hectoliter casks. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
Medium deep violet ruby. Quite rich forest fruit with a minty edge and well-integrated oak... Drink 2012-2016.
Matteo Correggia was a pioneer in helping the Roero gain international recognition when there wasn't much in the way of quality wine being produced. Today, the reputation of the Roero is rooted in much of the early work of Matteo and a few daring other pioneers. Matteo’s tragic death in a tractor accident in 2001 rallied many of the region’s leading winemakers to help his wife Ornella carry on. After a five year transitional period, Ornella took the helm and has been guiding and expanding the direction of the winery ever since. Correggia produces some stunningly good, powerful reds, distinctive and vibrant whites, and an amazing dry Brachetto.