BARBERA D’ALBA DOC WINE FROM PIEMONTE
(Barbera d’Alba DOC from Barbaresco, Cuneo)
The grapes destined for the production of this wine come from the territory of Trifolera. The Trifolera vineyards are hilly, and therefore rough, allowing only hand work.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Barbera d’Alba DOC retains an intense purple-red colour, with garnet reflections when ageing. It expresses intense fruity and spicy notes, such as dark plum, cherries, and black pepper. Also, a geranium note is very clear and pleasant in the nose. In the mouth is elegant and velvety, as well as harmonious. Furthermore, Barbera d’Alba DOC has a great tannic structure. On the palate, it is full, rich and well-balanced. In conclusion, it has a finale featuring a fruity and smoky aftertaste. Good persistence.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-body Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Perfect for all meals, both pasta dishes, and main courses. Excellent also with aged cheeses, It achieves the best match with classic Piedmontese agnolotti with ragout sauce.
ABOUT GIUSEPPE CORTESE
The wine cellar Giuseppe Cortese is an authentic family history that since 1971 defends the territory and enhances the wines of Barbaresco. Giuseppe’s sons, Pier Carlo and Tiziana, with her husband Gabriel, guard and drive the family tradition of wine production. They also look to the future with the determination that has always distinguished the Cortese family.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 15 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. After the wine goes directly in different steel tanks, where, in conclusion, matures for six months. Consequently ageing, Barbera d’Alba DOC remains six months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 10th to 20th
Barbera d’Alba DOC – More Details
ABV: 13,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 5.000