Poderi Colla Barbera d’Alba 2016

$43.00

Deep, intense purple-red in colour, with a complex, vinous aroma, with floral tones of strawberry, cherry and spices. This is a full bodied wine, with crisp fresh acidity, enjoyable both young and more mature. A wine for the whole meal that finds its perfect match in pasta, soups and pies; ideal as an ingredient in sauces and meat casseroles.

Description

Variety: 100% Barbera

Exposure : Westerly

Average altitude approximately 250 meters above sea level

Planted in: 1930 – 1995

Vines per hectare : 5,500 approximately

Wine yield per hectare : about 4,500 liters

Harvest time : September 20th- October 5th

Part of the vineyard has been replanted in 1995: about half a hectare maintained the old vines, planted in 1930, obviously yielding a tiny crop of superlative quality, with small bunches of small, wide-apart berries, intensely colored, succulent and extremely sweet. The new shoots are the result of a selection of the old vine’s understock, grafted onto rootstock type 420/A, which is not very vigorous and has excellent compatibility with the soil and the Barbera variety.

IN THE WINERY

Hand-picked, the grapes are immediately destalked and crushed; maceration on the skins lasts 10/12 days, at a maximum temperature of 28/30° C., malolactic fermentation ensues, completed before winter. Elevage in oak casks lasts about 12 months.

Alcohol : 13-14 % by vol.

Total acidity : 5.5-6 grams per liter of tartaric acid

Dry extract : 27-29 grams per liter

A wine for the whole meal that finds its perfect match in pasta, soups and pies; ideal as an ingredient in sauces and meat casseroles. Serving temperature: 15-17°C – serve in a fairly capacious, tapering glass.