Barbera d’Alba Superiore Alferi 2012
A lovely red wine from Piedmont Region in the municipality of La Morra. The heart of the famous Barolo.
Ellena Giuseppe - Barbera d’Alba Superiore Alferi 2012 (87 tsomw points)
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the nose intense aromas of redfruit, flowers and light notes of herbs and spices.
On the palate medium bodied, nicely balanced and warm in the mouth with soft tannins. Long and persistence aftertaste.
Grape variety: Barbera
Production area: La Morra
Total surface area: 0,8 hectares
Initiated (year of planting): 1940 – 1984
Produced bottles: 3500
Altitude: 340 m. above sea level
Soil composion: calcareous – clayey
Yield per hectare: 50 quintals
Fermentation: With Wild yeast
Winemaking: 14 days of maceration on skins with frequent cap punch-downs
Ageing: malolactic fermentation and maturation in french barriques (25% new barrique – 75% second-year barrique) for about 24 months.
Bottling: The wine is bottled in summer without filtration and bottle ageing for 6 – 9 months.
Service temperature: 18° C
Note: alcoholic content 14,50% vol, total acidity 6,20 g/l