Designation: Barbera d’Alba d.o.c.
Vineyards: village of Neive – Bricco di Neive
Grape-variety: 100% Barbera
Yield: hl. 60 hl./hectare
Facing: east-south-west
Soil: clayey
Vine-training system: Guyot

Fermentation: in steel for 8 days at a controlled temperature, with traditional pumping of the must over the cap
Ageing: 24 months in 225-litre oak barrels, followed by 12 months in the bottle
Appearance: deep ruby red with garnet highlights
Nose: rich, complex and intense, showing red fruit and slightly spicy overtones
Taste: soft and mouth-filling, with considerable structure, great balance and a long, smooth finish
Pairings: a good match throughout a meal, and especially for pasta, meat and cheese
Alc. by vol: 14%
Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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