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BARBERA D'ALBA D.O.C. 2011 SUPERIORE

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Grape variety:   100% Barbera  

Production area: Roddi d'Alba, "ELIA" vineyard 

Exposure: SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST 

Age of the vines: 18 years 

Soil: Chalky / clayey

Harvest period: October  

Yield per hectare: 70 quintals / hectare of grapes

Plants per hectare:  4,200 

Growing system: GUYOT  

Vinification:  The freshly harvested grapes are de-stemmed, pressed, and Placed in vats at a temperature of 12-14 ° C for three days to bring out Their varietal aromas. Fermentation takes place at a temperature of 28-30 ° C, Followed by a 6/8-day period of steeping and then the drawing-off. 

Ageing:  The wine ages for twelve months in small oak barrels (part new and part used). 

Sensory traits:  It has an intense ruby color with violet hues and rich. The bouquet offers an intense scents of a range of varietal nature: from red roses to the fruitiness of raspberries, sour black cherries and blackberries.  

Food and wine combinations:  A noble but not over-austere wine That goes well with boiled and roasted meats. 

Serving temperature:  Serve at a temperature of 16-18 ° C. 

Storage:  Keep the bottle horizontal in a cool and ventilated room, protected from direct light and vibrations.