CANTINA DEL NEBBIOLO BARBERAD’ALBA SUPERIORE DOC 2014
Ruby red color with a fruity, floral bouquet and balsamic notes of mixed white plums. On the palate, there is a mouth-filling softness, highlighting the fruit in a light tannic texture while lending plenty of acidity to the finish.
- Region: Piemonte
- Sub-Region: Barbera d’Alba DOCG
- Varietal: Barbera (100%)
- Soil: Patchwork layers of clay, limestone and sand
- Altitude: 650 meters
- Alcohol: 13.5%
Production Notes: The ripe grapes were crushed and placed in automatic stainless steel vertical fermenters, where they fermented on the skins for 8 – 12 days at a controlled temperature of 26-29°C with the addition of Saccharomyces Bayanus yeast. 14,000 bottles produced.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red color with a fruity, floral bouquet and balsamic notes of mixed white plums. On the palate, there is a mouth-filling softness, highlighting the fruit in a light tannic texture while lending plenty of acidity to the finish.
Pairings: Meat-based pasta dishes with red sauce, pizza and semi-soft and hard cheeses like aged pecorino and Podda Classico.
About Barbera: When young, most Barbera wines have a bright-red cherry character, distinguished from Nebbiolo (which often overshadows Barbera) by softer tannins and a certain roundness. When matured in barrel and allowed to age in bottle for a few years, this turns to a denser, sour-cherry note. A warm, Merlot-like plumminess is also commonly detectable, although the variety is more closely related to Mourvedre than Merlot. When overheated, a Barbera vine will produce comparatively flat, dull wines with notes of baked prunes and raisins, while its trademark cherry flavors turn towards kirsch.
About Cantina Del Nebbiolo: Founded in 1959 by 23 passionate farmers in the hills of Alba in the heart of the Roero, the Cantina has expanded to include over 170 members, whose sustainable practices in Italy’s greatest growing region are showcased in these elegantly crafted wines that express the best of Piemonte.