//Barbera d’Alba D.O.C Superiore

Barbera d’Alba D.O.C Superiore


Grape variety: Barbera

Alcohol: 14.0 % vol.

The vineyards of Barbera, all mark by extremely low yields, are planted on soils with limestone-clay characteristics; the so-called “white soils” with a mixed chalky clay and sandy rocks. These soils are originated in the Miocene (15 million years ago), they result compact and solid and offer full-bodied red wines.
Vinification is traditional, with a 15 day maceration on the skins followed by a 28°-30° C fermentation. Malolactic is then carried out, afterwards the wine matures in small oak barrels for 15 months. Then it rests in bottles for at least 6-8 months, to reach the final balance between fragrance and a full-bodied structure.

Wine Description

Colour: deep ruby red
Bouquet: intense and harmonic with hints of violets, liquorice and vanilla
Palate: crisp and dry but silk-textured and richly flavoured, over a subtle background of vanilla and ripe fruit.

Rating and awards

2016 Gambero Rosso Due Bicchieri

2016 Annuario di Luca Maroni 93

2013 Wine Spectator 89

2012 Vinum 17

2013 Vitae 3 Viti

2013 L’Espresso 17

2013 Gambero Rosso Due Bicchieri