Fattoria San Giuliano – Barbera d`Alba Superiore `Fiore` DOC 2018 – Alc14.5%

The wine is obtained from the oldest vineyards, in the centre of Neive in the locality of Marcorino.

Barbera d’Alba is a key DOC of Piedmont, in northwest Italy, famed for its tangy, cherry-like red wines made from Barbera grapes. The Alba viticultural area covers both the town of Alba and the surrounding Langhe hills, and overlaps with those of Piedmont’s two most famous red wines –Barolo and Barbaresco. All around Alba, are the kind of rolling hills which have come to symbolize the Piedmontese landscape. Barbera vines thrive in the chalky, limestone-rich clay soils here. The best Barbera d’Alba wines are sourced from hillside vineyard sites close to Barolo.

Barbera is a dark-skinned wine grape variety found in several Italian wine regions, including its native Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Campania and even the island regions, Sicily and Sardegna. At the turn of the 21st Century, it was Italy’s third most-commonly planted red wine grape, after Sangiovese and Montepulciano.

The grapes are harvested at the end of September, after a partial drying on the vine and are vinified in accordance with tradition. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for at least 10 months with a subsequent ageing in bottle before consumption.

The wine is characterized by a ruby red colour with garnet tendencies, intense and inviting, on the medium (++) nose, powerful aromas of forest fruits with flavours of vanilla and other beautiful spices. On the palate medium (++) dry and harmonious, warm and a velvety aftertaste that continues to sing.

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Food Pairing:

  • Duck, goose, seared rabbit livers
  • Thai duck noodle soup
  • Roasted, herb-crusted lamb rack
  • Pasta with meat
  • Fresh and aged cheeses

 

 

 

 

 

 

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