Colour: ruby red when young with tendency to garnet red after ageing.
Bouquet: winey, intense, characteristic, delicate fragrance.
Fragrance: dry with a good body, accented acidity and soft tannins; full and harmonious flavour after adequate ageing.
Service temperature: 18°C.
Gastronomic combinings: savoury pasta dishes, white and red meat.
% of Grape / Cépage: 100% Barbera
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Area of production: Monforte d’Alba, Loc. Gramolere, Cuneo, Piemonte
Height: 450 mt o.s.l.
Solar exposure: south-west
Breeding kind: Guyot
Kg vines for hectare: 85
Years of inplant: 1979, 2004, 2005
Surface: 1,20 ha
Soil: calcareous, clayey, sandy
Growing Climate / Vintage Conditions: Sunny
Date of Harvest: 10 october 2009
Type of Harvest: Handworking
Vinification Method: traditional/submerged-cap maceration with a daily pump-over
Length: 12 days
Aging Potential: 6 years
Empty Bottle Weight: 600 gr.
Bottle: Bordolese 0.75L
Cork Size: 24×50
Cork Material: Cork
Manufacturer (Cooper): Garbellotto
Age of Barrel: 4 years
Type of Wood: slavonia and allier
Level of Toast: medium
Percentage of New Barrel: 100%
Extract: 28,6 g/l
Method of Fining / Collage: bottle
Total Acidity: 6,33 g/
Volatile Acidity: 0,65 g/l
Total SO2: 40 mg/l
Free SO2: 10 mg/l
Alcohol percentage: 14.5 %
Sugar rate: 0-5 g/l