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.
Product name: Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore
Grape variety: Barbera
Denomination: Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore
Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont,
Alcohol content: 16.50 %
Residual Sugar: 0.67 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 1,750
Method: traditional fermentation with the use of organic selected yeasts
Temperature: circa 28 °C
Duration: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel
Age of barrels: third and forth passage
Type of wood: French oak
Roasting level: medium
Length of time in wood: 12 months
% Grapes/Vineyard: Barbera 100%
Soil: clay, calcareous
Exposure: south, southwest
Agricultural method: organic
Planting year: 1964 – 2000
Type of harvest: manual in crates
Dry extract [g/l]: 30.3
Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 6.14
Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0.72
Weight of empty bottle: 500 g
Aging potential: 10 years
Cork size: 25 x 44
Cork material: Nomacork
Type of bottle: Bordeaux