Vintage 2016

Barbera d’Alba DOC

Tasting Notes

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

Its color is ruby red and it has a floral aroma and a full, fruity taste that goes well with all dishes, particularly dishes that are not too savory.

Color: intense and lively ruby red garnet with violet reflections.

Flavor: full-bodied and harmonious with intense and floral finale.

Aroma: ample with floral notes of rose and berry fruit.

Food pairing: antipasti, main courses that are not too light, white meat, medium-aged cheeses.

Basic Information

Product name: Barbera d’Alba DOC

Grape variety: Barbera

Denomination: Barbera d’Alba

Classification: DOC

Color: red

Typology: still

Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont

Alcohol content: 14.50 %

Residual Sugar: <2 g/l

Aging: steel

Number of bottles produced: 5,500

Winemaking

Method: traditional without the use of selected yeasts

Temperature: circa 28 °C

Duration: 7 days

Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel

Aging: steel

Minimum length of time in the bottle: 2 months

Vineyard

% Grapes/Vineyard: Barbera 100%

Soil: calcareous

Exposure: South / South-West

Agricultural method: biological

Planting year: 1964 – 2000

Type of harvest: by hand in baskets

Geolocation: medium hills

Height above sea level: 400 m

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 27.3

Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 5.79

Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0.59

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 500 g

Aging potential: 6-8 years

Cork size: 26 x 44

Cork material: cork

Type of bottle: Bordeaux

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