BARBERA D’ALBA DOC Costa Bruna
Part of the vineyard, located in Barbaresco, was planted in about 1930: this is one reason for the wine's intensity and concentration, velvety and with a fresh and pleasant acidity.
IN THE VINEYARD
Grapevine: 100% Barbera
Average altitude: 250 metres above sea level
Year of planting: 1930 and 1995
Strains per hectare: approx. 5,500
Yield in litres per hectare: approx. 4,500
Harvest period: 15-30 September
Parts of the vineyard were replanted in 1995 and 2005, while the rest dates back to 1930. It produces small bunches of straggly superlative quality grapes, with berries that are similarly small, but rich in colour, fleshy and sweet. The new rooted grafts were obtained from the masal selection of the old strains and grafted onto 420/A, which is not very vigorous and highly compatible with the soil and the Barbera vine.
Manual harvesting, destemming, pressing, maceration with the skins for 10 to 12 days at a maximum temperature of 28° to 30°, complete malolactic fermentation before winter. Ageing in oak barrels for about a year.
Alcohol content: 13-14% vol.
Total acidity: 5.5-6 gr/l.
Dry extract: 27-29 gr/l.
Purplish violet red, vinous and complex scent of strawberries and cherries, floral and spicy. In the mouth, great body, fresh acidity, pleasant both when young and at maturity.
A wine for any part of the meal, which goes well with pasta, soups and pies; ideal in the kitchen when preparing sauces and meat stews.
Serving temperature: 15 /17° C. Rather large tapered glass