BARBERA D'ALBA DOC SUPERIORE 2017
Grape variety: Barbera
Production zone: Castiglione Falletto at 300-350 m a.s.l.
Harvest: hand-picked with precise grape selection into small baskets from late September to mid-October.
Vinification: light crushing with further check and selection of the grapes, fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature with frequent pump over and délestages.
Ageing: 29 months in traditional oak barrels and then in the bottles in the wine cellar with controlled temperature.
Organoleptic characteristics: intense ruby red colour. Fresh and intense aromas with currants and berries notes. Warm, full, rich and persistent taste, full body. Suitable for long aging.
Food pairing: excellent accompaniment to warm appetizers, rich first courses, red meat and the medium-seasoned cheeses.
Serving: in large glasses at 17-18°C (62–64°F).
Storage: horizontally in a cool, dark place with constant temperatures. Ready to drink but can be cellared for 6/8 years.