Vintage 2021

Barbera d’Alba DOC [Out of Stock]

Tasting Notes

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.

Basic Information

Product Name: Barbera d’Alba DOC
Cépage: barbera
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Classificaton: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Italy / Piedmont
Vintage: 2021
Alcool percentage: 14.96 % vol.
Sugar rate: 1.3 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 5,000

Winemaking

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
Temperature: 25-28°C
Lenght: 9 days approx.
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months

Vineyard

% of Grape / Cépage: barbera 100%
Soil: clay
Exposure: southwest
Agricultural method: sustainable without chemical pesticides
Year of plantation: 1960 with renewal
Date of harvest: October 2022
Type of harvest: by hand

Chemical Analysis

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:

Bottle

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