Barbera D'Alba Doc Superiore Altea 2017

Barbera D'Alba Doc Superiore Altea 2017



Grape Variety: Barbera 100%

Alcoholic Content: 14% Vol

Serving Temperature: 18°C

Food Pairing: red meats and main courses in general; ideal with mature cheeses such as Robiola and Raschera

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9,02 €

Barbera D'alba Superiore Doc Altea

Production Area: vineyards located in Rivalta di La Morra and Gabutti Bussia In Monforte d'Alba

Type of Soil: medium textured tending to clayey

Exposure: South-West / South-East

Altitude: 400 mt/a.s.l.

Years of Planting: 2000 - 1980

Yield per Hectare: 5-6 metric tonnes

Harvest Period: mid-October

Vinification: after soft pressing, the must ferments on the skins for about 10 days at a controlled temperature that which never exceeds 30°C; at least 4-6 daily pumping over to fully extract the best characteristic garnet red colour and the tannins

Aging: after fermentation, the wine is transferred into stainless steel tanks for decanting, and racking off with frequent transfers; the wine is then poured in French oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation and rests and matures for 8-12 months; It is bottled in the middle of Summer

Average Annual Production: 6000 bottles

Tasting Notes:

  • colour: deep garnet red with purple hues.
  • nose: cherry and very ripe red fruit; cocoa, vanilla and spicy aromas characteristic of wood, which elegantly combine with the natural fruit of the grape
  • taste: full-bodied and persistent; black fruits and acidity are mitigated by the passage in wood
Wines TypeRosso