Barbera D’Alba D.O.C. “Superiore”
Barbera grapes 100%.
A purple, dark but radiant color.
Spicy notes of cinnamon and tamarind, ripe and macerated red fruit, licorice and black cherry, to make your head spin around.
Silky, linear mouth: fresh and fleshy taste, structured to the right point.
Important second courses of meat, to keep up with its strength. Pigeon or duck breast, Tuscan croutons and terrines.
Service temperature : 17-18 °C
Grapes and winemaking
Vineyards: San Martino, Monforte, 450 meters above sea level, south exposure; Merenda, Monforte, 420 meters above sea level, west exposure
Old vines, selection of the best grapes
Soil: limestone-sandy, with good amount of clay (20%)
Yield per hectare: 60 quintals
Harvest: by hand, grape selection in the vineyard and in the cellar
Winemaking: horizontal rotary macerators for at least 8 days at a temperature of about 30 °C
Ageing: malolactic fermentation, ageing of 24 months in new French oak barrels of fine grain