Barbera d’Alba DOC Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes

Our Barbera d’Alba is obtained vinifying together the grapes of Bricco Novara, Bricco Leoni, and Ca’ di Carli.

It shows a particularly deep colour with ruby tones and purple reflexes.

The important aromas develop in rich sensations of coffee, spicy notes, such as pink pepper and red juniper, ending in the fruity notes of cherry and plums.

Good structure and strong character with balanced acidity on the palate. It is enriched with a long and refined finish, leaving hints of vanilla and wood.

The best matches with food are with meat sauces, and important main courses enhancing its richness in alcohol and good acidity.

Barbera d'Alba DOC

Basic Information

Product name: Barbera d’Alba DOC

Cépage: Barbera

Appellation: Barbera d’Alba

Classification: DOC

Color: red

Type: still sparkling

Country/Region: Canale, CN, Piemonte

Vintage: 2018

Alcool percentage: 12.5%

Sugar rate: 0

Number of bottles produced: 3,000

Winemaking

Method: after the harvest, it is destemmed and pressed.The fermentation takes place in steel tanks and during these periods delestage is done in order to extract all its color but without losing it of its typical fragrance

Temperature: 28° temperature-controlled

Lenght: 20 days

Malolactic: yes

Aging: in wood

Age of barrels: 10 years

Wood type: allier French Oak

Barrels type: big barrel

Level of toast: medium

Aging time in wood: 18 months

Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: 100% Barbera

Soil: medium mixture

Exposure: southwest

Agricultural method: eco friendly

Year of plantation: 1980

Date of harvest: middle of September

Type of harvest: manual in boxes

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 31

Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 6.6

Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.7

Total SO2[mg/l]: 60

Free SO2[mg/l]:

Packaging

Number of bottles per box: 6

Box size: length 24, width 16, height 30

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g

Aging potential: 7 years

Cork size: 24×44 mm

Cork material: turacciolo Normacorc, derived from sustainable, renewable sugarcane-based raw materials

Bottle type: Bordolese

Curiosities

Barbera is the grape variety that made the history of Piedmont.

In fact, it is the most famous and largely grown variety.

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