Denomination: Denomination of Controlled Origin
Grape variety: Barbera 90%, Nebbiolo 10%
Production area: Monteu Roero, cru “Bric Nota”
Vinification: destemming of fresh grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tank. When reaching the peak temperature, de-massage in a steel tank at controlled temperature at 18 ° C overnight. Pumping over and punching down during the tumultuous phase. Spontaneous fermentation with pied de cuve.
Aging: part in steel and part in exhausted 225 L barriques.
Color: Intense ruby red with purple hues
Bouquet: Among the aromas, fruity sensations of blackberry and strawberry emerge.
Taste: balanced structure with a soft tannin and a balanced acidity that give it freshness and pleasantness on the palate.
Pairing: recommended with medium-aged cheeses, white and red meats and first courses with rather substantial sauces such as agnolotti “al ragù” or traditional tajarin with a sausage sauce. Ideal for summer aperitifs if served at a temperature around 15 ° C.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C / 21 ° C
Average Life of Wine: Medium-lasting wine. Very enjoyable in the first 4/5 years of life.
Average annual production: 2000 bottles
The story behind the wine …: this wine was born after the purchase of the vineyard of Tonieta (Antonietta), an elderly lady from the village of Monteu Roero who, when I was a child, loved to prepare me the typical Tiramisu, of which I was very fond!
This is the oldest of our vineyards: 80 YEARS! “Old” vineyard means few quantity of grapes but of excellent quality. Precisely for this reason, our Barbera d’Alba is not trivial, but it is a “flagship” of our production.