Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
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
Vineyards: Langhe and Roero
Maceration: 8 days
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
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.