Red Wine

Barbera d’Alba D.O.C.

The Barbera grape made its first appearance in the Langhe region at the turn of the last century, soon after the reconstruction of the vineyards after the phylloxera epidemic. Barbera has well adapted to this environment and to its particular soil composition.

MUNICIPALITIES OF PRODUCTION

Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Barbera

EXPOSURE

South-West

ALTITUDE (MASL)

250-300 m

SOIL

Calcareous clay

TYPE OF PLANTING

Espalier with traditional Guyot pruning

AGE OF VINEYARD

15-25 years

PLANT DENSITY

4,500 plants

YIELD PER HECTAR

80 quintals

PROCESSING

Destalking, follows the vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Natural malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 20°C.

MATURATION

6 months in stainless steel tanks

AGING

3 months at least in the bottle

PERCENTAGE OF ALCOHOL

14% Vol (depending on the vintage)

ACIDITY

5.80 g/l

SUGARS

0.3-0.5 g/l

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16°-18°C

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS

Snacks, light salami, fresh cheeses, shellfish

BOTTLE

750 ml.

Charactertistics

Ruby-red colour with garnet reflections increasing with aging; delicate, heady perfumes, intense, full and lingering; warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious taste.