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Barbera d'Alba
Variety: Barbera
Classification: Barbera d'Alba D.O.C.
Vineyard location: southeastern or east-west exposure hill
Origin: Santa Vittoria d'Alba and Guarene, Roero area
Grape yield per hectare: 70 quintals/ha
Alcoholic content: 13.5% Vol
Typology of soil: sandy and clayey at medium and medium-high hill
Farming system: espalier with guyot pruning
Harvest period: last ten days of September
Harvest method: 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
Bottling: summer following the harvest.
Refinement in the bottle: 4-6 months
Release: two years after harvest, in February
Longevity: 6-7 years
Recommended storage method: bottle should be laid down, in a dark, dry and fresh cellar

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: ruby red with bright purple reflections
Bouquet: 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.
Mouth feel: austere, dry, robust, yet harmonious and silky smooth. Excellent hint of acidity and light, smooth tannin
Recommended serving temperature: 15° - 16° C
Food matches: red meat and medium-aged cheeses, typical Piedmontese main courses
Finish: fruity with notes of almond

Winemaker: Nicola Fogliati
Nicola Fogliati
barbera d'Alba
Cantine del Castello di Santa Vittoria
Via dello Spumante, 1
12069 Santa Vittoria d’Alba (Cn) Italy
Tel. +39.0172.479300 | Fax +39.0172.475935
P.Iva IT 01089530057 | Note legali
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