BARBERA D'ALBA DOC SUPERIORE
Barbera d'Alba is a red wine that is very lively and intense and ruby red in colour, with a winy but delicate bouquet, with fruity aromas including cherry, light cherry and blackberry. Great structure and balance, ideal for ageing with a balanced flavor.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera.
VINEYARD AREA: 2.5 hectares.
HARVEST: early October. The grapes are harvested by hand in perforated baskets to allow air to pass through the bunches. The pressing is soft.
FERMENTATION: "pied de cuve" with selected yeasts and 8-10 days of fermentation at a controlled temperatured (27°C) with open repassing of must over the grape dregs at key stages in the process. Racking and gentle pressing to obtain only the best wine. Natural malolactic fermentation in a temperature-controlled environment (20°C).
AGEING: from 8-12 months in stainless steel vats and 8-12 months in 25 hectolitre wooden barrels of Allier and Slavonian Oak.
REFINING: in the bottle for 8-10 months in a temperature-controlled environment.
COLOUR: lively and intense ruby red.
BOUQUET: winey but delicate, with fruity aromas such as cherry, light cherry and blackberry.
TASTE: austere and slightly tannic, full and harmonious.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: from 13% to 14% Vol. (Depending on the vintages).
TO BE SERVED WITH: meat, game and cheese based dishes.