Barbera d’Alba D.O.C.
From the Piedmontese dialect meaning “new” or “young”.
DENOMIMAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
Intense bouquet with hints of ripe fruit. Full, balanced taste with hint of wood on the finish. Ideal serving temperature is 18°C. Best to uncork a few minutes before serving to let the wine develop all its fragrance. This wine is for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda”(mixed vegetables with a garlic, oil and anchovy dip) and meat dishes, such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables). It is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses.
COLOR: Deep ruby red
GRAPE: 100% Barbera
VINEYARDS: The hills of Serra Capelli and San Cristoforo in Neive
YIELD PER HL/HA: About 90 qt/hectare
HARVEST: Manual, end of September
CELLAR TEMPERATURE: 14°–18°C constant
VINIFICATION: The grapes are pressed and the stalks removed, generating a limpid must that ferments at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters. Then, the wine rests a few months in oak barrels, until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.