According to the current legislation, the term Superiore may be added to the name Barbera d’Alba if an ageing period of at least 12 months is respected.
Denomination: DOC (Checked Origin Name).
Varietal: 100% barbera.
Colour: intense shades of ruby.
Bouquet: fresh but complex, initially fruity and vinous but it develops spicy and ethereal tones that make the wine complete. The flowery scent of dog-rose, and the fruity of cherry and plum are most pronounced, but some hints of currant, ripe blackberry, vanilla and green pepper may also be found.
Flavour: complex and fruity, with soft tannins revealing a well-balanced presence of wood concluding with a hint of maraschino cherry.
Vinification and ageing: Maceration for around 12-15 days, with frequent pumping over and punching down processes. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for a year in Slavonian oak barrels. Then its aged into bottles placed horizontally for some months.
Preferable with: a generous wine which nicely matches savoury and strong dishes, light fried food; roasted, grilled or boiled meat and ripe cheese.
Serving temperature: to enjoy the particularities of the wine, we recommend serving it at a temperature of 16/18 ºC in large wine goblets.