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2017 Barbera d'Alba D.O.C.
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2017 Barbera d'Alba D.O.C.

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GRAPE VARIETAL
Barbera

EXPOSURE
south and southwest

ALTITUDE
250-300 meters

SOILS
soils with the presence of young clays

METHOD OF CULTIVATION
Guyot

VINE AGE
20-25 years

DENSITY
3,800-4,200 vines per hectare

YIELD
up to 10 t/he

HARVEST
Second ten days of September

VINIFICATION
Fermentation occurs in small
temperature-controlled stainless steel fermenters. The second fermentation, or malolactic fermentation, balances the acidity and structure of the wine with its alcohol level.

ALCOHOL LEVEL
14%

ACIDITY
4.5 grams per liter

CHARACTERISTICS
A true Barbera D'Alba, this wine has intense notes and a deep ruby color. While bright and tannic it remains elegant and smooth, from a soft first impression through a warm finish. The first written records of this smooth and pleasurably acidic wine date back to the 18th century.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (16-18 degrees Celsius)

PAIRINGS
This Barbera D'Alba DOC features pleasant aromas of berries and spices that pair well pasta, meat, vegetables, and lightly-cured cheese.


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