Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC



MADAMA Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

Vintage Description

The 2018 winter was long and with a lot of rain. This played an important role in re-esthablishing the water balance after the heat of 2017. Spring had a slow start and only in mid-July the temperature did rise significantly. This allowed for a fast ripening without however anticipating the harvest that enjoyed a very favorable September. Infact the climate of September and early October allowed us to leave the grapes on the plant longer where necessary. 2018 has been defined as a “traditional harvest” with great balance of its components.

Grapes: 100% Barbera
Harvest: October
Vineyards: Langhe and Roero
Maceration: 8 days
MLF: 100%
Ageing: in big casks of 35 hl
Duration of ageing: 6 months in wood – French oak casks


 Alcohol: 14,00% – Total acidity: 6,43 g/L Dry extract: 30,6 g/L

Winemaker Notes

Born from the blend of grapes coming from two areas, Langhe and Roero. Langhe give depth and volume, and Roero minerality and fragrance. It is aged in big barrels and a the character is dominated by lively and elegant fruit.