Barbera d’Alba DOC
Grape variety: 100% Barbera
Production area: Canale, (geographical mention Renesio Montorone)
Soil type: clayey and calcareous, tending towards sandy
Vinification: after the period of maceration the wine completes the fermentation in steel tanks
Maturation: 6/8 months in steel tanks
Colour: intense ruby red with violet reflections
Perfume: extensive. Cherry and blackberry are mainly perceived
Taste: good persistence and vinosity. Rustic, with the right sapidity typical of the vine
Pairings: interesting as an aperitif (as an accompaniment to cold cuts), soups, pasta dishes (agnolotti del plin and tajarin), rice, red meats and medium-aged cheeses
Barbera is the most widespread variety grown in Piedmont; a wine with an intense purple red color with ruby reflections. The nose has hints of red fruits and a pleasant vinosity, in the mouth it recalls the fruit already perceived on the nose, with a pleasant acidity that invites you to drink. A “rustic” wine for the whole meal.
Barbera d’Alba is today a prestigious wine, rich in colors that generally refer to the purple ruby, precisely that of the cardinal’s robes. The bouquet is broad and composite, with fruity notes reminiscent of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy hints reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper. The flavour, full and full-bodied, attenuates the characteristic acidity typical of the vine. Small woods suitable for the type of wine are successfully used, precisely because they too dampen the acidity which – it should be specified – remains fundamental for the balance of taste of the product and for good, pleasant drinkability and digestibility.
About Barbera d’Alba
An absolutely perfect wine with first courses, especially if seasoned with meat sauce or cheese, first of all risotto with Castelmagno, this Barbera d’Alba also goes beautifully with meat. In particular, it is recommended to try it together with chicken cacciatore, mixed boiled meat and roast beef. Also suitable for lighter dishes, such as veal with tuna sauce, Fassona tartare with truffles or simply to accompany a platter of cold cuts and cheeses. Serving temperature 16-17°C.
Barbera d’Alba, what wine is it?
Barbera d’Alba is a red wine produced with 100% or mainly Barbera grapes, grown in a large area around the city of Alba, from which it takes its name. The minimum alcohol content must not be less than 12 degrees; the Barbera d’Alba which have an alcohol content of no less than 12.5 degrees and which undergo aging for at least one year can boast the Superiore definition.
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 32 cm|