Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC

Winemaking Philosophy

The Barbera vineyards are managed to obtain very low yields, and are planted in calcareous clay soils. These are so called "white soils", characterised by clay mixed with banks of chalk. These soils originated in the Miocene (15 million years ago) and are compact and solid, offering red wines with great structure.
Vinification is traditional, with 15 days' maceration at a temperature of 28-30 °C. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and 15 months of ageing in barriques. After bottling, the wine spends at least another 6-8 months resting in the cellar, to reach the final balance between the aromas and the imposing structure.

Tasting Notes
  • Colour: deep ruby red.
  • Bouquet: intense, with attractive fruity notes and sweet spice aromas.
  • Palate: dry, smooth and full, with a delicate base of vanilla and ripe fruit.
Statistical information
  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Alcohol: 14.50 % vol.
  • Appellation: Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
  • Aging: 15 months in new barrique.
  • Growing Region: Langhe e Roero
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