Vintage 2018

Barbera d'Alba DOC

Tasting Notes

Alcohol content 13,5% vol.

A wine with a ruby red colour, a vinous bouquet and a dry, fine flavour.

A low acidity wine, less full-bodied than Barbera d’Asti.

To be paired with game or cheese.

Ideal serving temperature: 18°C

Barbera d'Alba DOC (bottiglia)

Basic Information

Product Name: Barbera d’Alba DOC
Vine variety: barbera
Denomination: Barbera d’Alba
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Typology: still
Production area: Piedmont
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Residual sugar: 0,2 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 1,800

Vineyard

Grape: 100% barbera
Soil: a medium mixture of clayey loam soil
Exposure: south west
Cultivation system: guyot
Year of implantation: 1972
Harvest date: 28 September
Type of harvest: manual into crates

Winemaking

Method: traditional with punching and pumping over
Temperature: 26 °C spontaneous and not thermo-conditioned
Duration: 12 days
Malolactic: yes
Aging: yes
Age of the barrels: 3 years
Type of barrel: barrique
Type of wood: French oak
Roasting level: medium
Wooden time: 6 months
Minimum time in bottle: 6 months

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 498 g
Aging potential: 5 years
Stopper size: 24 x 42
Stopper material: natural cork
Type of bottle: bordeaux

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 29,5
Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 6,42
Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0,47
Total SO2 [mg/l]: 62
Free SO2 [mg/l]: 20

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