Barbera d’Alba

product name

Barbera d’Alba DOC

grape variety

100% Barbera

growing location

Madonna di Como (Alba)

vineyard position

east/north-east – 400 mt. a.s.l.

soil

calcareous and clayey marl

wine training system

Guyot

planting density

4000 plants/ha

grape harvest

second and third decade of september

serving temperature

18 °C

technical profile

Following a manual harvest of Barbera grapes in our vineyards in Madonna di Como (Alba), in the cellar the grapes are destemmed and pressed. This is followed by a spontaneous fermentation in large concrete tanks, at a temperature between 22°C and 28°c for about 10 days. This is followed by a soft pressing and ageing into large oak barrels for 4 months and subsequent passage in stainless steel tanks. Then 3 months of aging in bottle.

tasting notes

Ruby red color. Fresh red fruits and spicy hints on the nose. On the mouth softness, fragrance and fresh acidity.

perfect pairing

Barbera d’Alba goes well with cured meats, stuffed onions of the Piedmontese tradition, first courses with meat. Traveling in Europe in Spain with Valencian paella. In France Savoyard fondue, croque monsieur (sandwich of cheese and cooked ham). In Armenia, khorovadz (skewers of grilled meat with rice). In Greece the Moussaka (tasty dish of minced meat and aubergines). Going to Japan we can combine with meat and fish cooked according to the tataki method. In Thailand, on the other hand, pad thai (grilled pasta with eggs and spices).