Barbera d’Alba DOC
Barbera is one of the most characteristic Piedmontese wines whose main cultivation extends between the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. Barbera d’Alba DOC is a full-bodied, long-lived wine with an important and more complex structure than most of the Barbera d’Asti, being the hills of the Langhe di Barolo geologically more stratified than those of the Asti area.
The cultivation and production of Barbera d’Alba DOC wine is regulated by the specification and by the Consorzio di Tutela dei vini delle Langhe
The characteristics of Marenco’s Barbera d’Alba DOC:
GRAPE VARIETIES: Barbera 100%
CULTIVATION OF THE VINEYARD: Low Guyot system on medium-slope hills with medium-textured clayey-calcareous soil.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 80 hectoliters.
HARVEST PERIOD: 18/25 September.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing and destemming. Controlled fermentation at 28/30° C in thermo-conditioned macerators with continuous movement of the crushed grapes for greater color extraction. Duration of fermentation about 4/5 days. Racking off after fermentation.
AGING: First transfer after 20 days, storage in AISI 316 stainless steel tanks for 5 months and subsequent pre-bottling transfer.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: Intense ruby red color with purplish hues, it has evident hints of rose and cherry. Warm taste, full-bodied and balanced, very fresh, with light and not very marked tannins.
ASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS: Wine for the whole meal that goes well with appetizers and fresh cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14° – 16° C
AGEING: No aging is foreseen. This Barbera gives its best during its first years of life for its freshness and its clear and marked aromas.
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