Barbera d’Alba doc
We’ve devoted several of our sunniest vineyards to the cultivation of the barbera grape, an ancient native variety of southwest Piedmont. In this privileged position, this rustic, humble and vigorous vine offers forth its best fruits.
The grapes, picked fully ripe, are fermented according to traditional methods. After aging eight months in Slavonian oak barrels, the wine is passed into the bottle where it continues its evolution.
Thanks to its extraordinary characteristics and structure, this wine has an excellent longevity.
Its intense garnet color, clarity, and warm ruby-red reflections are indications of its extraordinary richness and powerful structure. The full bouquet is characteristic, complex and very persistent, the palate austere and warm, and its considerable full body accentuated; the wine’s superb balance and harmony are further exalted by sweet tannins.
This wine is perfectly accompanied by important traditional meat dishes: it is optimal with braised beef, game and aged cheese.
We suggest a wine glass with a large bowl and long stem.
|Rootstocks:||Kober 5BB – 420 A and SO4|
|Plant Density:||4,000 plants per hectare|
|Training System:||Free-standing espalier with “Guyot” pruning|
|Average Altitude:||La Morra: 380 m above sea level
Neviglie: 300 m above sea level
|Exposure:||La Morra: South, Southwest
|Soil:||Calcareous, argillaceous with magnesium content|
|Zones:||La Morra and Neviglie|
|Cultivated Area:||3 hectares|