Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

It is made out of the selection of the best grapes from Elia vineyard in Roddi d’Alba. A wine with a great structure.

Grape variety 100% Barbera

Production area Roddi d’Alba, “Elia” vineyard Ha 1,70

Height 200-250 m.a.s.l.

Exposure South, South-East

Age of the vines 18 years
 old

Soil Chalky/clayey

Harvest period Second half of September

Yield per hectare 70 quintals/hectare of grapes

Plants per hectare 4.200

Growing system Guyot

Winemaking The freshly harvested grapes are destemmed, pressed, and placed in vats at a temperature of 18°C for 3 days to bring out their varietal aromas. Fermentation takes place at a temperature 
of 26°C, followed by a 6/8-day period of maceration and then the drawing-off.

Ageing Once the malolactic fermentation took place, the wine ages for 12 months in small oak barrels, part new and part used.

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

Best served Between 16 and 18°C.

Perfect pairing A noble but not over-austere wine that goes well with boiled and roasted meats.

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

Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

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Awards:

Vintage 2015

  • Guida Slow Wine Modern style, with acid vivacity and deep fruit
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 3 stars
  • Gambero Rosso 2 black glasses

Vintage 2014

  • Guida Slow Wine Elegant and longlasting
  • Guida Bibenda 3 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 2 stars

Vintage 2013

  • Guida Bibenda 3 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 89/100, awesome wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 88/100
  • Guida Slow Wine Good juice and appropriate pulp

Vintage 2012

  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 91/100, excellent wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 red glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 89/100
  • Guida Slow Wine Enjoyable wine

Vintage 2011

  • Guida Bibenda 3 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 90/100, excellent wine
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 89/100
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Guida Slow Wine A wine with its characteristic acid notes and a good body

Vintage 2010

  • Guida Bibenda 3 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 90/100, excellent wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 88/100