Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
Italian Red Wine from Piedmont
Red wine produced with 100% Barbera grapes.
It’s a wine with a color brilliant ruby that tends to become garnet with age.
Aroma with an intense fruity bouquet of prune and mulberry with a hint of spice.
In the mouth it’s a red wine full-bodied and enveloping, its slightly acid flavour does not upset the balance. Dry, fresh and fragrant, this wine lingers on the palate with traces of plum, blackberry and cherry.
We recommend that you enjoy it at one temperature of 16° C. – 60° F.
A wine that can be served throughout the meal, very good with first course, grilled or baked red meat, and soft, medium-to-very mature cheese.
Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity.
Barbera is the wine that best represents the tough, headstrong, quietly dogged, strong but discrete character of the Piedmont winegrower. This is the favorite of the farm laborers, and has traditionally been the common wine for everyday consumption.
This is a very ancient wine, and its name dates back to its origins before the middle Ages. In classical Italian literature, it has been quoted in works by great poets like Giosuè Carducci and Giovanni Pascoli. One of the most popular wines in Piedmont, in recent years Barbera has increased its reputation partly because of improvements in wine-growing techniques, and partly due to the evolution in vinification processes which have made it increasingly more successful.
Production area: Comune di Vezza d’Alba Sottozona Mombello e Comuni di Castagnito e Guarene
Height o.s.l.: 150 m
Sun exposure: sud – sud east
Vines per hectare: around 2700
Farming: tradizional – guyot
Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 95 quintals/hectares
Soil: rich of argilliferous marl
Year of implant: 1980
Wine per hectare: no more than 6.500 lt
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in steel
Fining: malolactic fermentation and 6 months refining in 40 hl Slavonia oak casks
Aging: 6 months in bottle
Size / Format: from 0,75 to 5 lt
Ageing potential: up to 5 years after the harvest
Alcohol vol. (%): 14.56%
Residual sugar: 2.30 g/l
Total acidity: 5.42 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.67 g/l
Total SO2: 89 mg/l
Barbera is a red grape vine and can be considered Piedmont’s most typical vine.
Has very ancient origin and probably comes from the feudal lands of the Monferrato nobility.
Barbera is a very adaptable vine, capable of resisting in various types of soil and micro-climate and of responding with constantly high yields and a richly-colored must. All factors which made it very popular with ‘contadini’ farmers of the past. Barbera grew in importance towards the end of the 19th century owing to its resistance to Phylloxera, the vine disease that had destroyed many vineyards. It was soon the most widely-grown Piedmontese vine and Barbera wine was present on every countryman’s table.
In the past, Barbera was considered too ‘rustic’ to be fully commercial but with time this opinion has changed: with careful vinification some truly excellent wines have been produced with this grape, both for immediate consumption and for medium-term ageing with good preservation of their original characteristics.
- 6 bottles