BARBERA D'ALBA DOC
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
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.
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