Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC

Madama

2017

MADAMA Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

Vintage Description

The 2017 vintage was warm and dry. The slight vegetative advance coincided with a particularly intense spring frost that effected many parts of Europe. This was the first cause if quantity decrease. The scarcity of rainfall was the second cause. At a physiological level the plants have exploited the little rain at the beginning of September to the fullest, and therefore on average the grapes are smaller and more concentrated with a perfect even ripening.


Grapes: 100% Barbera

Harvest: October

Vineyards: Langhe and Roero

Maceration: 8 days

MLF: 100%

Ageing: in big casks of 35 hl

Duration of ageing: 12 months in wood – French oak casks


Chemical analyses:

Alcohol: 14,5%

Total acidity: 6,02 g/L

Dry extract: 28,2 g/L


Notes

Despite the opulence of the vintage, Madama 2017 expresses the elegance of its territory of origin.