Noble, intense and seductive
Carabas is a reflection of the Colli Piacentini's terroir. 100% Barbera with fruity aromas and intense tannins, Carabas is austere and refined on the palate. A wine that leaves no room for doubt, honest and clear from the first sip. Ideal with stewed meats.
Trees fall with spectacular crashes. Planting is silent and growth invisible.
– Richard Powers, The Overstory
The person who first put Barbera wine on the pedestal was Giacomo Bologna of the Braida estate, whose Bricco dell’Uccellone was the first Barbera to be marketed to the world. A wine, that until then had been considered rustic and a simple table wine, was suddenly reevaluated and in a short time enjoyed international success. In its original version, the Piedmontese one, Barbera is a clear and elegant wine, with a light body. Luretta has revisited this icon of northern Italy, fermenting grapes grown on the clayey soils of the Colli Piacentini, which make the wine deeper and more structured than its Piedmontese counterpart.
The first bottle of Carabas was released in 2003 and just one year later, in 2004, it won the first prize at the International Barbera Competition in Monferrato. An important recognition for a wine which, although paying homage to the Piedmontese tradition, is produced outside its regional borders. The production went on in the following years in limited numbers, upholding the hallmarks of the territory in which it grows with its complex palate and its pleasant acidity. The most successful vintages include 2011 and 2015. The 2018 vintage is the most recent.