Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore La Ciapa Vintage 2017

Tasting Notes

On the south-east facing slope of the Gran Madre hill, one of the Canalese sites best suited to viticulture, the vineyards from which this Barbera is born, the result of particular pedoclimatic conditions and careful thinning.

Vinified in steel, it rests 24 months in three thousand liter oak barrels for the first refinement, which continues in the bottle for another six months.

The purplish red of the glass anticipates a dynamic and full sip, characterized by a typical vinous and fruity fragrance that brings forward ripe plum and black corns.

The olfactory spectrum extends over floral notes and spicy grafts due to the passage in wood, which absolutely does not override the clear correspondence of the wine to the grape variety of origin.

Distinguished by a pleasant tannic hint, the mouth closes savory and mineral, offering a fresh and persistent journey.

Rabino Luigi - Barbera Alba Superiore La Ciapa

Basic Information

Product Name: Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore La Ciapa

Cépage: barbera

Appellation: Barbera d’Alba Superiore

Classificaton: DOC

Color: red

Type: still

Country/Region: Cuneo/Piemonte

Vintage: 2017

Alcool percentage: 14%

Sugar rate: 0

Number of bottles produced: 2,600

Winemaking

Method: fermentation in steel using selected yeasts with pumping over

Temperature: 28°C termocondizionati

Lenght: 12 days

Malolactic: yes

Aging: yes

Age of barrels: 6 years

Wood type: big barrel

Barrels type: allier french oak

Level of toast: medium

Aging time in wood: 24 months

Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

Vineyard

Percentage of Grape / Cépage: 100% barbera

Soil: medium mixture

Exposure: south-east

Agricultural method: eco friendly

Year of plantation: 2013

Date of harvest: end of september

Type of harvest: manual in boxes

Geolocation: 44°48’12.5″N 7°59’18.1″E

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g

Date of bottling: 15 april

Aging potential: 10 years

Cork size: 24×44

Cork material: polymers derived from cane sugar

Bottle type: bordolese

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