Barbera d’Alba’s Lirano Soprano 2007 is very much to my liking because it marries strength with softness, muscularity with finesse. The challenge is always to succeed in producing a great wine despite the tender age of the vineyard (4 years), which is only achieved with a careful choosing of the grape clusters over the summer. This Barbera is the expression of the hot 2007 and of the amazing Lirano lands situated between Sinio and Serralunga d’Alba.
I am delighted to see Lirano Soprano appear in Decanter, the United Kingdoms’s most important wine magazine, and being awarded 4 stars. I believe this expressed appreciation is both for its “drinkable quality” as much as for the uniqueness of its style. Total bottles are only around two thousand in all – it will not be produced in 2008 – with its official launch on the market being arranged for this summer. I hope that I have given you a fancy for Lirano Soprano and I look forward to your comments!