Barbera d ’Alba

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Barbera d’Alba

Controlled Designation of Origin

In the hamlet of San Michele (Sanmicè) in Castellinaldo d’Alba it is said that “the mother of Barbera has always lived there”; it maybe presumption but, given the results obtained over the years Teo Costa has invested here, on about 20 hectares, exclusively for Barbera. We mere mortals often forget history believing that only the present deserves respect and attention; but it will not be a case if in Piedmont the largest area under wine has always been dedicated to Barbera. Recently Barbera has shown enormous potential: structure, color, longevity and elegance make it a complete wine, definetely unique.

Type of wine: red wine of good body, great for the whole meal.
Vineyard location: Municipality of Castellinaldo, Sanmicè locality.
Soil and exposure: hill with medium soils dough. South-west exposure.
Grape variety: 100% Barbera d’Alba.
Care in preparation: careful grape selection in the vineyard. Fermentation in big oak casks.
Alcohol content: 13 % - Acidity 5.5 grams per litre.
Aging: 6 months in barrel; 3 months in bottles.
Type of bottle: Bordelais 0,375 - 0,75 L.
Packaging: 6 or12 bottles cases
Colour: ruby red with light purple reflections.
Smell: winy, fruity, persistent.
Taste: full, fresh, vigorous and fruity.
Evolution: this wine is usually at its best after 2 years. In great vintages, it ages well up to 5 - 6 years.
Serving temperature: 13 - 14°C.

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