Barbera d'Alba DOC Vintage 2017

Tasting Notes

A prestigious wine of an intense purplish ruby red. The construct has fruity notes, dry, sharp and persistent flavour, with marked acidity when young.

Aged for 8/10 months in barrique.

The grapes are grown in the borough of Neive in a vineyard facing south-east.

Basic Information

Product Name: Barbera d’Alba DOC
Cépage: barbera
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Classificaton: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Neive – Piedmont
Vintage: 2017
Alcool percentage: 14,5 %
Sugar rate: 0,1 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 4500

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Technical Details

Winemaking

Method: the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at regulated temperature 28/30 °C with frequent pumping over every day for period of 12-15 days. The new wine, after the malolactic fermentation, is then trasferred into little oak barrels of 225/500 liters where it remains for 8/10 months. There are no filtration processes and late is bottled.
Temperature: 28/30° temperature controlled
Lenght: 12/15 days
Malolactic: in Stainless steel tanks
Aging: 8/10 months
Age of barrels: 3/6 years
Wood type: Barrique e Tonneau
Barrels type: French oak
Level of toast: medium
Percentage of new barrel: 10%
Aging time in wood: 8/10 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 1 months

Vineyard

% of Grape / Cépage: barbera 100%
Soil: clay marl with sand
Exposure: southeast
Agricultural method: conventional
Year of plantation: 1988
Date of harvest: 25/09/2017
Type of harvest: manual in cases
Geolocation: 44°44’25° N – 8°06’59° E

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 575 g
Date of bottling: 31/01/2020
Aging potential: 5 years
Cork size: 26×45
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: Albeisa Traditional
Number of bottles per box: 6-12
Box size: 6 bot. 26x18x31 – 12 bott 26x32x34

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract: 28,1 g/l
Total acidity: 6,29 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
Volatile acidity: 0,68 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
Total SO2: 56 mg/l
Free SO2: 30 mg/l

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