Barbera d'Alba D.O.C.
southeastern or east-west exposure hill
Santa Vittoria d'Alba and Guarene, Roero area
Grape yield per hectare:
Typology of soil:
sandy and clayey at medium and medium-high hill
espalier with guyot pruning
last ten days of September
hand harvested in 25 kg baskets
Vinification and refinement:
vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (27-28°c). Refinement is carried out in stainless steel tanks with constant and skilful use of oxygen
summer following the harvest.
Refinement in the bottle:
two years after harvest, in February
Recommended storage method:
bottle should be laid down, in a dark, dry and fresh cellar
ruby red with bright purple reflections
ample and complex, with scents of fruits featuring blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam; spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and green pepper. Fruity with pleasant floral sensations.
austere, dry, robust, yet harmonious and silky smooth. Excellent hint of acidity and light, smooth tannin
Recommended serving temperature:
15° - 16° C
red meat and medium-aged cheeses, typical Piedmontese main courses
fruity with notes of almond