Two versions are offered. One is obtained from the grapes harvested in the west-facing vineyard: this wine has strong fruity scents, ideal for drinking young. The other one is the “Ribota” selection: this wine ages in barrique and it is obtained from south-facing grapes, which provides it with great structure and greater durability.
DESIGNATION: Barbera d'Alba D.O.C. 2017.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera.
HARVEST PERIOD: mid-October.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Traditional Gouyot.
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 35 years.
YIELD: 100 q/Ha
PLANTING DENSITY: 4630 vines per Ha
VINIFICATION: on skins. Fermentation for 6-7 days in steel tanks with frequent pumping over to extract colour and structure at a controlled temperature. Subsequent drawing off and storage of wine in sheltered areas, resulting in malolactic fermentation.
AGEING: in oak barrels for 2-3 months.
REFINEMENT: in bottles for at least 2-3 months To be consumed within 2-3 years after bottling.
COLOUR: intense, vibrant ruby red.
AROMAS: ripe fruit, hints of plum and blackberry.
TASTE: good structure, acidity not too marked, no tannins, fresh.
PAIRING: red meat dishes with a good fat content that are not too elaborate. A wine for the whole meal.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17°C.
STORAGE OF BOTTLES: vertical position.
BOTTLE SIZE: 0.750 litre bottles, 0.375 half-bottles.
BOTTLES PER BOX: boxes of 6, 12 bottles or 24 half-bottles.
WEIGHT PER PACKAGE: box of 6 bottles 8.5 kg; 12 bottles 17 kg; box of 24 half-bottles 18 Kg.