Barbera d'Alba Bric Loira



 

Variety of vine: 100% Barbera

 

Vineyard position: Castellinaldo, Piedmont, Italy

The “Cassina of New Granera” was the property of Malabaila family of Canale; vineyards have been cultivated in this region for a long time.

The vineyards are south-facing and average about 20 years old.

 

Soil: Clayey-limestone

 

Date of harvest: End of September – beginning of October

 

Yield per hectare: 40 hl

 

Wine-making: We are convinced that a good wine is born in the vineyards; thus, we devote time and care to the vines over the course of the year and practice a double-harvest method.

The period of harvest in chosen in consideration of the sugar and acidity levels as well as the phenolic maturity.

The crushing is done very slowly in order to completely eliminate stems and other unwanted material.

The fermentation process is carried out over a week with controlled temperatures, during which period we try to extract as much color as possible.

After the fermentation period, the wine rests in French barriques for malolactic fermentation.

In July, the wine is bottled and ready for the market in October, two years after harvest.

 

Tasting notes: Rich fragrance, sumptuous, with a note of red fruits and, at the end, vanilla and liquorice.

Full taste, powerful with big structure. It’s very elegant, and in the mouth it tastes of plum jam and raisins.

 

Dishes: Best served with red meat and poultry, with medium- to long-aged cheeses.

 

Recommended serving temperature: 18° C.