Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC La Martina
Grape variety: Barbera
Town of vineyards: Monforte d’Alba
Average age of vines: 25 years
Exposure of the vineyard: south, south-west
Soil composition: clay, sandy, silty
Average altitude of the vineyard: 350 metres above sea level
Yield per hectare: 80q/ha
Harvest time: End of September, first ten days of October, manual harvest
Vinification: Pressing. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 25°C – average duration of maceration 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in steel in November.
Maturation of 4 months in tonneaux and barriques of second passage. Minimum 10 months in bottle before release.
Wine Features: Brilliant ruby red colour evolving to garnet with ageing. Strong notes of bright red fruit and walnut, with rather strong acidity. A medium-bodied Barbera, solid and straight to the point.
Winemaker’s Note: It goes perfectly with red meats, stuffed pasta, game and cured meats.
Alc.: 15,00% by Vol.
Tasting temperature: 18°-20°C