Vintage 2017

Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore

Tasting Notes

Barbera, a wine that is widespread in the Langhe, is characterized by a genuine freshness.

When vintages become particularly favorable, after aging in wooden casks, it becomes Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC.

Its color, aroma and taste are quite intense and it presents itself as a great wine suitable to accompany savory meats, game, seasoned and blue cheeses and seasoned cold cuts.

Color: very intense ruby red garnet with light orange reflections.

Aroma: ample with notes of cherry marmalade, chocolate, sweet tobacco and vanilla.

Flavor: full-bodied and harmonious with a persistent spicy finale.

Food pairing: tasty meats, game, seasoned and blue cheeses and seasoned cold cuts.

Basic Information

Product name: Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore

Grape variety: Barbera

Denomination: Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore

Classification: DOC

Color: red

Typology: still

Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont,

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol content: 16.50 %

Residual Sugar: 0.67 g/l

Number of bottles produced: 1,750

Winemaking

Method: traditional fermentation with the use of organic selected yeasts

Temperature: circa 28 °C

Duration: 8 days

Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel

Aging: tonneau

Age of barrels: third and forth passage

Type of wood: French oak

Roasting level: medium

Length of time in wood: 12 months

Vineyard

% Grapes/Vineyard: Barbera 100%

Soil: clay, calcareous

Exposure: south, southwest

Agricultural method: organic

Planting year: 1964 – 2000

Type of harvest: manual in crates

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 30.3

Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 6.14

Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0.72

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 500 g

Aging potential: 10 years

Cork size: 25 x 44

Cork material: Nomacork

Type of bottle: Bordeaux