BARBERA D ALBA D.O.C.

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Barbera is the signature grape of Piedmontese wine-maker, a grape variety that has given great satisfaction to vine-grower over the time.
A long period of history: from the tavern where our grandparents came to play cards and drink Barbera more rustic, or when it was served during lunch with friends and more fashionable as an aperitif to the present day.

Grape varieties:
Barbera 100%

Vineyard location:
Mdium hillside (200-300 m asl) with south-ouest exposure, in the district of Castagnito and Guarene villages.
Soil with a high content of compact clayey-marl mixed with calcareous marls.

Vinification:
The grapes harvest is made by hand at the end of September.
The grapes are de-stemmed and soft crushed.
The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks around 8-10 days with floating cap and frequent pumping over of the must to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances.

Ageing:
The wine stays for a short period in stainless steel tanks before the bottling and then in the bottle for at least 2-3 months.

Tasting Notes:
Deep red, with purple reflections.
Intense bouquet with fruity notes, prunes, dark cherries.
Full persistent taste, round, nicely dry and velvety.

Food pairing:
It is perfect for evey day meals specially with salami, pasta, risotto, meat dishes, cheese. Serving temperature: 18°-20° C

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