Barbera d’Alba Superiore D.O.C.

Origin
from our vineyards facing south-west, at an altitude of 450 m above sea level, located on white, calcareous-clayey soils.

Grape harvest period
between the end of September and the beginning of October

Wine making
the wine making starts with a light pressing of the grapes putting to one side the grape stalks; then occurs the maceration which lasts for 8/10 days, together with a precise control of the temperature

Maturation
after the drawing off the wine matures for 18 months in big Slavonic oak casks

Refinement
the bottling takes place in August, two years from the 1st January after the grape harvest, and there the wine ages for at least 3/4 months
Towards the market: the wine will be ready for the market by November after two years from the harvest

Availability
bottles

Organoleptic Characters
well structured wine that presents brilliant tones, deep ruby and purple red, a bouquet with fruity and spicy hints reminiscent of rose, plum, cinnamon and vanilla; its taste is dry, full-bodied, with a well-balanced structure

At table
red meat starters, mature salted meats, tasty first course dishes, second course dishes of white meat and red braised or stewed meat, highly savoury cheeses