Barbera d'Alba Granera Alta



 

Variety of vine:  100% Barbera

 

Vineyard position: Castellinaldo, Piedmont, Italy

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

The position is south, south-east, east, and north, and the average age of the vineyards is 10 years.

 

Soil: Clayey-limestone

 

Date of harvest: End of September – beginning of October

 

Yield per hectare: 50 hl

 

Wine-making: Even though it is a young, fresh and fruity wine, its vineyards undergo a double harvest.

The fermentation is done in stainless steel casks with temperatures of 25-26° C, allowing for good color, fragrance and aroma.

The wine is then transferred to wood casks of 150-200 litres and in pre-used French barriques.

After the malolacitc fermentation, the wine remains in wood until the summer before bottling in July.

The wine is introduced to the market in September, one year after harvest.

 

Tasting notes: The fragrances recall woodsy undergrowth and black cherry. In the mouth, the wine is powerful but very soft.

 

Dishes: This wine pairs well with rich soups and meats, and with soft or rich cheeses.

 

Recommended serving temperature: 18° C.