Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore Donna Elena

Wines Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC Donna Elena

Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore Donna Elena

The vineyard is located in the village of Barbaresco, in lean soils, rich in mineral salts and densely stratified.

It comes from old clones and from a particular selection, fermented in steel and aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for about 20 months.

Grape variety
Barbera
Exposure and altitude
Eastern exposure, sunny until sunset - 230m asl
System and plant
Guyot 4.400-5.000 vines/ha
Sensory notes

Intense ruby ​​red with garnet reflections. Complex aroma of fruit in alcohol (cherry, plum, black cherry), slightly spicy (cinnamon, cloves). Good tannic balance. Intense, warm, and of particular elegance and depth.

Pairings

It goes well with red meats, lamb, medium-aged cheeses.

the winemaking

The wine, like the vineyard, must be respected, even in time

The harvest is always done by hand, with great attention.
The pressing takes place mechanically, allowing a gentle press, which expels the whole stalks and does not crush the seeds.

The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in steel tanks. Maceration with the skins varies according to the year, generally around 20/25 days. In this first phase the wine develops fundamental elements: perfume, color, tannins.

Subsequently the wine is moved into large Slavonian (Garbellotto) and Swiss (Suppiger) oak barrels – not toasted – where it ages for about 18 months.
Bottling follows, always in the waning moon phase.
No filtrations or clarifications are carried out, in order to maintain the structure of the wine perfectly intact.

One last step to rest in the bottle, before being labeled and released to the market. The wine, like the vineyard, must be respected, even in time.

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Falstaff

2015

92/100

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