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BARBERA D'ALBA DOC

Variety: Barbera

Altitude: about 300/400 m.a.s.l. 

Exposure: South East  

Average age of vineyards: 18 years 

Soil structure: Marl

Harvest period: Beginning of October 

Vinification

The grapes are hand harvested and transported in small baskets to the winery. Once the grapes arrive they are then de-stemmed and lightly crushed to undergo alcoholic fermentation in vertical steel tanks. This will take place for about 7-8 days in contact with the skins in a temperature of 25°C. After racking the malo-lactic fermentation will take place also in stainless steel tanks. After a few months in tank the wines are typically bottled in the spring and will be ready for the market in the beginning of the summer. 

Tasting notes

Color: Ruby red with reflections of violet.

Nose: Fresh fruits of plum and blackberry

Palate: Fresh and velvety, with dark fruits and a finish of olfactory which persists

Pairings: Best paired with salami, savory pies, pasta dishes and lighter meat .dishes 

THE VINEYARD

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Vineyard: Cerretta

Soil type: lay, limestone 

Harvest Period: In October