Lia Vì, Barbera d’Asti

Organic Barbera Liavì by Carussin

Lia Vì is the characteristic Barbera d’Asti, young, intense and fun.

Variety: Barbera

Production area: Town of San Marzano Oliveto, typical area of production of such D.O.C.G. Wine.

Vineyards: Town of San Marzano Oliveto. Pruning system is Guyot. Planted in the year of 1981.

Working techniques in the vineyards: Pruning leaving 7/8buds. Activities in the vineyardsare guided by a modern Biodynamic method, vineyards are certified organic by “Solo e Salute”. Manual grass mowing.

Harvesting: Manual harvesting with baskets, followed by analysis of maturation, generally in the fourth week of September.

Organoleptic Evaluation

Ruby red with shades of purple, intense and complex fragrance of cooked fruit with evident scents of cranberry, cherry and prune. It has energic tasting impact, while flavor develops with elegance and continuity.

Useful Information

Lia Vì is made with soft pressing, controlled fermentation and average maceration, wine is pumped over circa 3 times a day, wine becomes steady naturally during ageing. Short ageing in concrete tanks. Longevity: 10 to 12 years.


Lia Vì is the characteristic Barbera d’Asti, young, intense and fun. Its name was born from the research of the various natural bird nests, compared to the other vineyards, that are found in its vineyard in the period of pruning. After a research lead by technicians, it was concluded that those nests are made by a migrating bird that stops by that vineyard during its rout. The technical name of such species is Muscicava Parva, in Piedmontese dialect it is Lia Vì.

Food Pairing

It is a wine that pairs with important entrances, spicy first dishes or light second dishes.


In the vineyards: Matteo and Luigi Garberoglio. In the cellar: Luigi and Luca Garberoglio.