Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore
- Village: Diano d’Alba
- Exposure: Sud-ovest
- Grape variety: 100% Barbera
- Production: 7400 bottles
- Format: 0,75 – 1,5 L
- Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore 2019, 91 pt
The grapes are gently crushed and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in contact with the skins for 8-9 days at a temperature of 27-28°C.
Ageing in wood is for 12 months and takes place in used oak casks and French barriques. It also matures in the bottle for at least 6 months.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
Colour: Clear, very intense ruby red with purple highlights. Very consistent to the eye.
Bouquet: very intense and complex perfume. Fine especially of spices such as pepper andvanilla that combine with a herbaceousness that makes the perfume “savoury” and sweetat the same time. Very fine the fruitiness of blackberries and jam which opens upimmediately afterwards. Cinnamon and clove surround the ethereal and broad perfume.
Taste: Dry, warm and soft. It opens in the mouth with spice but is immediately envelopedby ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit, elegant and ample. The acidity immediately joins ingiving vitality. The taste then evolves into the consistency of rose berries combined with afine, silky tannin that lingers on the palate together with a fruit that seems to rejuvenate ina fresh blackberry. Vanilla and a hint of oak complete the flavour picture. Overall, it isquite savoury, with a robust but well-balanced body. Fine, intense, harmonious andpersistent.
Its fullness is well suited to stewed and boiled red meat dishes, rich andflavoursome sauces, and cured meats. Serve at 18°C.