Franco Fiorina

Barbera d'Alba DOC

Type: Red
Category: Dry
Denomination: DOC

This wine is produced on the slopes surrounding Alba and leading down to the river Tanaro in the region of Piedmont. Barbera may be appreciated both young and slightly aged. As it is, both wines are controlled at origin of denomination. The colour is an intense ruby red with a vinous aroma, very delicate, with notes of red fruit and a slightly tannic taste with good acidity when young. When slightly aged the wine acquires a softer and more elegant taste.

 Vine variety: 100% Barbera grown within the province of Cuneo.

Soil: clayey and rich in iron, under 650 meters altitude.

Harvest: in the first ten days of October through a careful selection of the grapes.

Yield per hectare: 10 tons of grapes equal to 70 hectoliters of wine.

Wine making process: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation conducted with innovative techniques and carried out at a controlled temperature

Evolution/ageing: Short passage in oak casks of Slavonig origin. Ageing in bottle before selling. 

Technical features: Alcohol 14% by volume.

Tasting temperature: 18 degrees centigrade.

Best served with: red and white meats, braised meats, tartare, boiled meat, feathered game.