Barbera d’Alba DOC
Our winery also produces a small quantity of Barbera d’Alba with grapes which comes from the near village of Monforte d’Alba.
Barbera is a good red wine that has grown in importance over the years, it’s a “peppy” wine with a robust structure and it is one of a most characteristic Piedmont vine.
The work in the winery begins with the crushing of the grapes, followed by fermentation – lasting around 9 days for this wine, drawing off, and a further racking approximately 18 days later.
The wine is then stored prior to bottling in the following spring.
Colour: bright red with purplish highlights when young; deep ruby red following ageing.
Fragrance: intense and fruity; dry flavour and good body.
Taste: bitterish, though fresh, dry and well-bodied.
Temperature: 19 – 20°C.
Gastronomic combining: best served with strong-tasting dishes, red and grilled meats, game, and mature cheeses.
Product Name: Barbera d’Alba DOC
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Country/Region: Italy / Piedmont
Alcool percentage: 14.96 % vol.
Sugar rate: 1.3 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 5,000
Method: the process in winery is very traditional because grapes’ fermentation is in steel barrel at checked temperature. After crushing of the grapes, followed by fermentation – lasting around 9 days for this wine, drawing off, and a further racking approximately 15/18 days later. The wine is then stored prior to bottling in the following spring. The wine is then stored for about two months before release
Lenght: 9 days approx.
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months
% of Grape / Cépage: barbera 100%
Agricultural method: sustainable without chemical pesticides
Year of plantation: 1960 with renewal
Date of harvest: October 2022
Type of harvest: by hand
Dry extract: 27.9 g/l
Total acidity: 5.55 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
Volatile acidity: 0.46 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
Total SO2: 70 mg/l
Free SO2: –
Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: August 2022
Aging potential: 5/6 years
Cork size: 24×46 mm
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: Bordolese
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