Barbera d'Alba DOC

Grape varietal: 100% Barbera
Geographic area, soil and climate conditions: This varietal grows in the hills to the left of the Tanaro river. There, in Santa Vittoria d'Alba, are the vineyards of our grapes suppliers. The Roero soil is composed of light-coloured, rather loose clay that provides harmony, aroma and readiness to the wine.
Average altitude of the vineyards: 200 m. above sea-level.
Exposure: South-West.
Yield: Regulations allow 10 tons per hectare. Nevertheless, according to the precepts of quality of the winery, our vintners obtain a lower yield in order to allow the grapes more sugar content and extracts and, therefore, better final results.
Vinification process: Fermentation in contact with the grape skins in temperature-controlled vats with the use of yeast and the practice of several repassings of the must over the grape dregs to obtain the wanted colour and substantial polyphenols.
Organoleptic characteristics: Garnet red colour with brick red reflections as it comes of age. Winey, complex and persistent aroma Dry, generous and sappy taste that becomes full and harmonious with age.
Finished alcohol: 12 % Volume
Total minimum acid: 6/1000
Dry extract: 23 gr. per litre
Pairings: It matches pasta and rice dishes. Also stewed and roasted meat.
Serving tips: The "ballon" (a stem with a big bowl) is preferable when the wine is mature. Pour just half glass at room temperature (17/18┬░ C) to allow the wine to unfold all its potential aroma.

Our Barbera d'Alba vintage 2014 has been awarded by MERUM